Today’s idiom: “to paint the town red”

1 Oct

“Painting the town red” is a popular activity on Saturday nights. No, it doesn’t mean that a lot of towns in England are now completely red, and it is NOT how Moscow’s Red Square got its name…

Let’s look at an example: “The students finished all their exams, so they decided to celebrate by painting the town red.” So it means to have a fun night out in the town, usually involving alcohol, and not much sleep.

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