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