Idiom – Paint The Town Red

English Idiom – Paint the town red.

Meaning – To go out and celebrate. To have a wild and exciting night out, usually involving a lot of partying and socializing. It is often used to describe a night of celebration or revelry.

If you are caught red-handed (idiom) you are caught with the evidence of your wrongdoings for all to see.


When could you use this idiom?

  • Making plans for a party or night out.
  • Discussing a great or wild night out you’ve had.
  • You are going out to celebrate your team winning the championship.
  • You have just finished your final exams!


  • “It’s the weekend! Let’s get dressed up and go and paint the town red!

In The News:

Shake off the January blues and paint the town red this week


  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?

What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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