Idiom of the Day. "Paint the town red"

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Paint the town red

Synonyms: live it up, celebrate wildly, have a blast, etc.

"Paint the town red" is an idiom that means to go out and enjoy oneself flamboyantly, typically involving lively activities and celebrations in public places. It suggests having a very good time, often involving partying and merrymaking.


  1. After getting their bonuses, the team decided to paint the town red to celebrate their success.
  2. It's her birthday, so we're going to paint the town red tonight!
  3. When they won the championship, the entire town painted the town red in jubilation.
  4. We don't get to see each other often, so when we do, we paint the town red.
  5. Feeling adventurous, they planned to paint the town red during their vacation in New York City.

Using "paint the town red" adds a vivid, expressive touch to your descriptions of celebrations and festive activities. It's a fun and colorful way to convey the idea of enjoying an exciting night out.

May, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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