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Difference between Get a kick and Get a kick in the teeth

get a kick —(coll.) feel a thrill of pleasure or excitement out of smth.:

  • I was told I should get a kick out of that journey—and I certainly did.

get a kick in the teeth —(coll.) experience an embarrassing refusal or failure:

  • I’ll probably just get another kick in the teeth but I’ll do it none the less.