"Their friendship had shrunk to a glancing, rote exchange of greetings when
passing, How you doin’?
Not bad -- you?
What could mean "can't kick" in this context? I know that mostly "can't kick" is used with a noun: "can't kick the habit" etc. But just "can't kick"? I'm perplexed...
UPDATE: Thanks to everybody!
Peop;e seem to think unianimosely that it has to mean "can't complain". If you have a different idea, please comment.