Tom:What are you doing?
Chris:I’m putting Tabasco
sauce in my humus.
Chris:Well, the humus tastes good,
but it needs a little kick.
Suzie:What did you order?
Teresa: I ordered the Thai green curry.
Suzie: I’ve had that before. I
hope you like spicy food because that green curry really has a kick.
Meaning: “a kick” is a
common American expression that means a spicy component when it comes to
food. It is usually used with the verbs “to have,” “to
need” and “to give.”