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Answered 2010-08-26 17:20:50

Kick up your heels - to celebrate, or have a wonderful time, esp. after a long period of work or seclusion. For example, "When the ship docked after a three month deployment, the sailors kicked up their heals at a local pub."

Probable Origin -- When released from a stall or barn into an open paddock or field, a horse will often gallop around the pasture, occasionally bucking and kicking its hind legs into the air.

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