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paint the town red

To go out into a city or town and have a good time, usually by drinking alcohol and going dancing. After our exams finished, we all decided to get dressed up and paint the town red. A: "I was thinking I might go to a museum or the library." B: "Wow, you're really going to paint the town red, huh?"
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paint the town (red)

Sl. to go out and celebrate; to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. I feel like celebrating my promotion. Let's go out and paint the town. They were out painting the town red last night.
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paint the town

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If any slots remain, teams can sign up on Saturday, March 17, during the Paint the Town Green festivities at the Irish market.
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Her talents to capture the perfect picture have seen one shot she took, of St Mary's Lighthouse lit up during a storm, selected as the main image for the Paint the Town Pink breast cancer campaign on Tyneside.
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