Definition of on the tiles in US English:

on the tiles

phrase

British
informal
  • Having a lively night out.

    ‘it won't be the first time he's spent a night on the tiles’
    • ‘Either way, there was none of the buzz and vibrancy you'd want on a Friday night out on the tiles.’
    • ‘Like any 23-year-old, she apparently enjoys a night out on the tiles with the girls.’
    • ‘Whilst not the place for a crazed night on the tiles, it's certainly worth visiting if a relaxing drink is what you had in mind.’
    • ‘As Britain gears up for a night of New Year festivities a survey has shown that eight out of ten people do not want to spend a night on the tiles.’
    • ‘Would he celebrate with champagne and a night on the tiles with a clutch of sweet ladies?’
    • ‘He looks round the room at the players who, by this point, are busy planning a night out on the tiles.’
    • ‘I think they were mainly aiming at the drunks, whose defences are down after a night on the tiles.’
    • ‘He looks as if he has barely survived a night on the tiles; he makes mistakes and you are never entirely convinced he has the skill to win the day.’
    • ‘Jack decided he wanted to head out for a night out on the tiles after such a hectic week.’
    • ‘Taking it before you start drinking is said to prevent the nausea and throbbing head that follow a night on the tiles.’