paint the town (red)

idiom

informal
: to go out drinking, dancing, etc.

Examples of paint the town (red) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this leap year, the heavens have misaligned and robbed St. Patrick’s Day revelers of the first chance in six years to paint the town green on a Saturday because of the leap year. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 20 Feb. 2024 Ahead, see our top picks for best red nail polish, and prepare to paint the town (and your nails) red. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 31 Jan. 2024 Still, even with some invites going out, others aren’t necessarily in the mood to paint the town red. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Dec. 2023 Sharing it with her two friends, the three women paint the town red but soon discover that they are no longer equipped to be young in the modern world. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2023 Or stick around and paint the town red, once more, for old times’ sake? Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, 30 Sep. 2020 Sharing it with her two friends, the three women paint the town red but soon discover that they are no longer equipped to be young in the modern world. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2023 That’s because lots of nightlife novices, who are homebodies the rest of the year, feel obligated to paint the town coral (this is SoFlo, bro) on Saturday, Dec. 31. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2022 Crystal Kung Minkoff is ready to paint the town pink! Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2022

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“Paint the town (red).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paint%20the%20town%20%28red%29. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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