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go out on the tiles

To go to bars, clubs, parties, etc., and have an enjoyable time, often to the point of excess. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. When I was in university, I would go out on the tiles nearly every night. There's nothing I enjoy more than getting together with my friends on a Friday and going out on the tiles!
See also: on, out, tile

a night on the tiles

A night out (often with the suggestion of celebrating and/or partying). Similar to the American phrase "a night on the town." Primarily heard in UK. I am so excited to go out for a night on the tiles after I finish my exams this week.
See also: night, on, tile

out on the tiles

slang Having a night of fun and/or celebration, often by going to bars and parties. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Our team won the big game, so we're definitely going out on the tiles tonight! I'm still recovering from spending Saturday night out on the tiles!
See also: on, out, tile

be/go out on the tiles

  (British & Australian informal)
to enjoy yourself by going to things like parties or dances 'My head is thumping.' 'Oh yes? Were you out on the tiles last night?' (informal)
See also: on, out, tile
References in classic literature ?
Fragments of tiles and slates lying on the ground, and the dilapidated condition of the roofs, were evidence of a total want of care on the part of the owners.
The floors are of square tiles, the chairs and tables of black-looking wood with thin crooked legs and puppy feet.
A big lamp hung down from the center of the ceiling and, together with a fine log fire, illuminated a large and lofty room, with rafters running from wall to wall, a floor of red tiles, and a substantial fireplace built up of those narrow red bricks which were said to be five hundred years old.
Van Baerle, therefore, had devised a contrivance, a sort of pulley, by means of which he was able to lower or to raise his jug below the ledge of tiles and stone before his window.
Little cottages, scattered here and there, with their gardens full of blossoming fruit trees, call up the ideas that are aroused by the sight of industrious poverty; while the thought of ease, secured after long years of toil, is suggested by some larger houses farther on, with their red roofs of flat round tiles, shaped like the scales of a fish.
Then we entered the vestibule, a small, well-lit room paved with square red tiles.
He went down on his knees and rapidly examined every one of the paving tiles.
Occasionally a hat or wig, or both, came spinning and trundling past him, like a mad thing; while the more serious spectacle of falling tiles and slates, or of masses of brick and mortar or fragments of stone-coping rattling upon the pavement near at hand, and splitting into fragments, did not increase the pleasure of the journey, or make the way less dreary.
As to the inside, all the walls, instead of wainscot, were lined with hardened and painted tiles, like the little square tiles we call galley-tiles in England, all made of the finest china, and the figures exceeding fine indeed, with extraordinary variety of colours, mixed with gold, many tiles making but one figure, but joined so artificially, the mortar being made of the same earth, that it was very hard to see where the tiles met.
The Eden Mosaic Tile 3D collection can be seen in kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, bars, office receptions and even building elevators.
It's difficult to get right, but tiling can be just the thing to lift a room, says JULIA GRAY THESE days, tiles come in all different shapes, sizes and styles, so it's easy to find a look you both like and can afford.
The aim of the game is to score points by making 'chains' of colour and a point is scored for the length in small squares of each chain that the placed tile makes.
The Ceramic tile market in India has witnessed an unprecedented growth chiefly due to an increase in the number of earning individuals and disposable income and also boom in the real estate sector.
There are various methods, but by far the easiest is using an electric tile cutter with a wetcutting diamond blade, such as the Titan TTB336TCB 500W Tile Saw (PS39.
With so many different tiles on the market, it's easy to find a look you like and can afford, whether you''re laying the tiles yourself or getting a pro to do it.