knees-up

noun

British, informal
: a noisy party usually with dancing
We had a knees-up to celebrate his retirement.

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Recent Examples on the Web Narayana Murty has co-chaired the World Economic Forum’s knees-up at Davos. Dominic Green, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024

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“Knees-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knees-up. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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