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Idioms

paint the town red

This page is about the idiom paint the town red

Meaning

If you paint the town red, you visit bars, nightclubs and other nightspots to have a good time.

For example

  • It's Ian's birthday so he's going out with some friends tonight to paint the town red.

  • Going out and painting the town red is great fun, but you can't do it every night.

Quick Quiz

We're heading out to paint the town red tonight, so don't forget to

a. bring plenty of cash

b. bring your paint brushes

c. bring your laptop

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Contributor: Matt Errey