What Does it Mean?
When a person says, “Here’s the kicker,” they are using an English expression to reveal something that is meant to be a surprise. There are colloquial / regional variations on this phrase, such as:
- here’s the kick
- there’s the kicker
- the real kick is
Ways this is Used
“I waited four hours to see the doctor, took a bunch of tests, but here’s the kicker… it turns out that all the headaches I’ve been having are only because I need glasses.”
“John got fired from his job the other day, but the real kick is that we found out his boss lost her job a couple of days later.”