Meaning: To go out and have a very good time, usually at a bar, restaurant, or nightclub (or all three).
My old high school friend’s coming to visit, so this weekend we’re going to go out and paint the town red.
I don’t feel like painting the town red tonight because I think I’m getting sick.
He’s getting old and can’t paint the town red like he used to.
You’re going to paint the town red if you plan to…
A. go dancing with a big group of friends.
B. study for a big test.
C. go for a run in the park.
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The correct answer is A. Painting the town red means you go out with friends and have a good time. Now go out and paint the town red tonight! (Except if you have to work tomorrow morning – then, of course, you should stay home and get a good night’s sleep.)