get a kick out of

To enjoy something very much. For example, “I get a kick out of horror movies.” Or “I get a real kick out of shopping for groceries early on Sunday morning.” (Oh, yeah?)

I Get a Kick out of You is a song by Cole Porter, which was first sung in the 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes, and then in the 1936 film version. Originally sung by Ethel Merman, it has been covered by dozens of prominent performers, including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

In the 1936 movie version, alternative lyrics in the second verse were provided to replace a reference to the drug cocaine, which was not allowed by Hollywood’s Production Code of 1934. The original verse goes as follows:

Some get a kick from cocaine

I’m sure that if

I took even one sniff

That would bore me terrif

ically, too

Yet, I get a kick out of you

I couldn’t find where the phrase originated, so I suppose, that like a lot of slang expressions, it just appeared one day, and caught on.

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