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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!
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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 out on the tiles

To be at bars, clubs, parties, etc., and having an enjoyable time, often to the point of excess. Primarily heard in UK. When I was in university, I was out on the tiles nearly every night. Now that I have a full-time job, I just can't manage that anymore! There's nothing I enjoy more than getting together with my friends on a Friday and being out on the tiles!
See also: on, out, tile

on the tiles

slang Engaged in a wild or rowdy celebration, often by going drinking at bars or parties until the early hours of the morning. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I'm still recovering from a heavy night on the tiles!
See also: on, tile

a night on the tiles

BRITISH, 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.
See also: night, on, tile

on the tiles

away from home having a wild or enjoyable time and not returning until late in the evening or early in the morning. informal, chiefly British
The image here is of a cat out on the rooftops at night. The expression has been in use since the late 19th century.
See also: on, tile
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Although tile adhesive appears to set hard 24 hours after tiling, it's actually quite soft under the tiles for several days afterwards.
TILING walls is perfect for creating an easy-to-clean tough waterproof surface and is a relatively easy job that needs only basic DIY skills.
Use tiles on the lower part of the wall to provide protection against splashes from the bath or sink and finish with a tiling strip for a stylish dado effect.
Before you start your tiling project, you'll need to establish how much space you have and how much of the room you want to tile.
This method will produce a step where the tiling finishes halfway up a wall, but this can be disguised with a timber moulding.
Tiling a hyperbolic floor inspires both mathematics and art