paint the town red

Meaning(s)

1. go out to party or celebrate in a lively way

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going out to paint the town red

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This is an idiom used to describe the intention to go out in a town or city and celebrate or ‘party hard’. To paint the town red implies that you intend to visit a number of different bars and clubs and have a wild night. “We painted the town red after our team won the match.” “On our work Christmas party we usually paint the town red.”

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  1. It's my 30th birthday, so tonight I'm going out with a group of friends to paint the town red!
  2. After the team won the cup, fans poured out onto the streets, painting the town red in celebration.
  3. It was a quiet night really; just a few drinks in the local pub. I hardly painted the town red.

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  1. If we get this deal over the line I'm going to paint the town red.
  2. In order to succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to work hard every day. You cant be the kind of person who goes partying every night or who likes to paint the town red.

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