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a night on the tiles
A night out (often with the suggestion of celebrating 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.
a night out
An evening spent having an enjoyable time away from home, as in a restaurant, theater, bar, or other such locations. I never knew how much I would miss being able to have a night out once we had kids. Hey John, some people in the office are planning a night out this Friday. Would you like to join us?
night on the town
A night of celebrations or revelry in various places (typically restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.) that a particular town or city has to offer. We were out for a night on the town last night to celebrate Valerie's birthday. That's why we're all so exhausted today. I had a night on the town with my closest friends from school last weekend.
A groom's outing with his male friends before his wedding; a bachelor party. Mark knew that his stag night had gotten out of control when the police arrived.
old-fashioned A bitterly cold night (i.e., so cold that one would need their dogs in bed with them to stay warm). Temperatures fell well below freezing, a true three-dog night.
See also: night
To work in the evenings, as opposed to during the day. I used to work nights, but it took such a toll on my sleeping that I switched back to the day shift.
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night on the town
a night of celebrating (at one or more places in a town). Did you enjoy your night on the town? After we got the contract signed, we celebrated with a night on the town.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
a night on the tilesBRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone has a night on the tiles, they go out in the evening, for example to a bar or club, and come home late. Charlotte was dressed for a night on the tiles. Note: You can also say that someone is out on the tiles if they are out somewhere like a bar or a club. You look as though you've been out on the tiles, Ken. Note: This may be a reference to cats spending the night out on the rooftops.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
a night ˈoutan evening that you spend enjoying yourself away from home: They enjoy a night out occasionally.
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