walk on the wild side


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walk on the wild side

1. noun A risky, raucous, adventurous, or licentious act, instance, or period of time. I liked to take a walk on the wild side while I was in college, but now that I'm a bit older, I tend to be a bit more conservative in the things I do for fun. Jim, we've had such a quiet, sheltered life together. I want at least one walk on the wild side before we get too old!
2. verb To engage in risky, raucous, adventurous, or licentious behavior. If you're looking for a wild time on your vacation, you should travel with Samantha—she's always ready to walk on the wild side!
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Adding fuel to the incessant American news fire, a group of students at the University of Guelph in Canada issued a public apology for including Lou Reed's classic anthem of the gender-noncomforming demimonde, "Walk on the Wild Side," on a playlist for a campus event.
Eileen Crowe Lynch will take her own Walk On The Wild Side for the charity to help children like her grandnephew Alister.
There will be 'Walk on the Wild Side' walks, including a guided walk with the Wynn Family from the Walking Theatre Company, river-dipping with a park ranger, bug-hunting and foraging with Northern Wilds, and panning for precious stones.
There will be 'Walk on the Wild Side' walks, including a guided walk with the Wynn Family from the Walking Theatre Company, river-dipping with a park ranger, bughunting and foraging with Northern Wilds, and panning for precious stones.
Best remembered for his classic hits Walk on the Wild Side and Perfect Day, the maverick genius is widely credited with helping to shape the past 50 years of rock.
TAKING a walk on the wild side, Andrea Smith, 27, left, of Acklam, wears: animal print maxi, pounds 33; sunglasses, pounds 10; coin bangle, pounds 12.50; and strap sandals, pounds 28, all from Miss Selfridge, Middlesbrough.
A WARWICKSHIRE charity is taking a walk on the wild side to help people shake off the stress and anxiety of everyday life.
Woodlawn, nearly 62, was the subject of Lou Reed's 1972 hit, Walk on the Wild Side, and a member of Andy Warhol's Factory clique, starring in one of his films.
THOSE over stuffed by the excesses of the festive season are being urged to take a walk on the wild side in Sutton Park.
* July 26 - A Walk on the Wild Side. Chris Yeates, natural historian with Kirklees Museums, will lead a two-mile walk looking at plants and animals on the hill.
Both roll out fluffy red carpets for out-of-towners and are on opposite sides of the same street, extremely convenient if you want to take a walk on the wild side and on the mild side in the same evening.
Take a walk on the wild side with simple black and white paints.
Take a walk on the wild side at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Audubon Insectarium (opening this year).
The title was borrowed from Lou Reed's 1972 album, which contained his ode to the gender-bending life, "Walk on the Wild Side." The show brought together the work of artists who dealt with notions of sexual identity, with androgyny and drag, alongside images of David Bowie, Roxy Music, and Reed, whose appearance played on these associations.
Shreve's direct tone moves the story along swiftly, and middle school and junior high girls will be enthralled by Amanda's walk on the wild side.