Definition of paint the town red in English:

paint the town red


  • Go out and enjoy oneself flamboyantly.

    ‘you want to have a good time and paint the town red this weekend’
    • ‘Once in a while, someone from up North comes to town, and paints the town red.’
    • ‘Two Swindon car sprayers will be painting the town red after winning a share of £315,000 on the National Lottery.’
    • ‘In the night enjoy cozy meal in the comforts of your vacation rental home or paint the town red with a visit to any one of the fine dining restaurants.’
    • ‘So, when the opportunity came up to paint the town red last night with Simon and a couple of friends (Stacey and Heather) I just couldn't say no!’
    • ‘Whether you're painting the town red or going to a black tie affair, start the New Year with the utmost style.’
    • ‘Let's have a session, let's be boisterous, let's paint the town red.’
    • ‘She added that I should look out for her in London, and when she got there we could paint the town red.’
    • ‘Raise the roof and paint the town red, there's cause for celebration.’
    • ‘Given an opportunity, they just might break free and paint the town red.’
    • ‘We were simply there to paint the town red by way of celebration for Stuart's birthday.’
    celebrate, carouse, enjoy oneself, make merry, have a good time, have a wild time, party, have a party
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