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dirty weekend

A secret getaway in which two unmarried people leave town to have sex. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. When Dana and Harry both skipped work on Saturday, we knew they had gone away for a dirty weekend.
See also: dirty, weekend

have a face like a wet weekend

To look miserable. Primarily heard in UK. Poor Colin has a face like a wet weekend because his girlfriend dumped him.
See also: face, have, like, weekend, wet

make a day/night/weekend of it

To extend one's plans in order to spend more time in a particular place or doing a particular activity. Since we have to drive up there, why don't we make a day of it and visit some wineries on the way. We have a guest room. You guys should stay over and make a weekend of it.
See also: make, night, of, weekend

something for the weekend

obsolete A euphemistic phrase once used to discreetly offer someone a condom. If you're satisfied with your haircut, how about something for the weekend?
See also: something, weekend

laze away

1. To be idle or slothful; to be totally inactive. ("Laze" is an informal verbalization of "lazy.") I don't want you lazing away on this sofa for the whole weekend, young man! After a long week of work, there's nothing I like better than to laze away for a while with video games or movies.
2. To pass a certain amount or period of time by being very lazy or idle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "laze" and "away." Too many kids just laze the summer away in front of their computers or televisions. In my 20s, I would spend every Friday and Saturday night at the bar with my friends, but now that I have kids, I just want to laze away the evenings at home.
See also: away, laze

loaf away

1. To be idle or slothful; to be totally inactive. I don't want you loafing away on this sofa for the whole weekend, young man! After a long week of work, there's nothing I like better than to loaf away for a while with some video games or movies.
2. To pass a certain amount or period of time by being very lazy or idle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "loaf" and "away." Too many kids just loaf the summer away in front of their computers or televisions. In my 20s, I would spend every Friday and Saturday night at the bar with my friends, but now that I have kids, I just want to loaf away the evenings at home.
See also: away, loaf

loiter away

1. To be idle or slothful; to be totally inactive. I don't want you loitering away on this sofa for the whole weekend, young man! After a long week of work, there's nothing I like better than to loiter away for a while with some video games or movies.
2. To pass a certain amount or period of time by being very lazy or idle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "loiter" and "away." Too many kids just loiter the summer away in front of their computers or televisions. You really need to be working on your college applications, not loitering away your weekends with your friends.
See also: away, loiter

laze something away

to spend a period of time being lazy. I just love to sit here and laze the day away. I will laze away the entire day.
See also: away, laze

loaf something away

to waste away a period of time. You have loafed the entire day away! He loafed away the entire day.
See also: away, loaf

loiter something away

to idle away a period of time. Those boys will loiter half their lives away. They loitered away their summer vacation.
See also: away, loiter

something for the weekend

a condom or packet of condoms. informal
The expression originated as a euphemism used by barbers when asking their customers if they wished to buy some condoms.
See also: something, weekend

a ˌdirty weekˈend

(British English, humorous) a weekend spent away from home in order to have sex, usually with somebody who is not your usual partner: They went away for a dirty weekend in Brighton.
See also: dirty, weekend

weekend warrior

n. a member of the military reserves. I wanted to be a weekend warrior and get some of the educational benefits.
See also: warrior, weekend
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