kick off

kick off  {v. phr.}
1. To make the kick that begins a football game.
John kicked off and the football game started.
2.  {informal}
To begin; launch; start.
The candidate kicked off his campaign with a speech on television.
The fund raising drive was kicked off with a theater party.
3.  {slang}
To die.
Mr. Jones was almost ninety years old when he kicked off.
Categories: TV death football kick {informal} {slang} {v. phr.}