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To Paint the Town Red

verb, expression – to go out and have fun, have a good time.

Use: William and Cheryl stand outside a convenience store. Cheryl scratches a lottery ticket.

William: I wish we could get out and do something fun tonight. But I don’t get paid until next week!

Cheryl: I won! I won! $10,000!

William: Are you kidding?

Cheryl: Come on! I’m going to cash this in and we’re going to paint the town red!

In the example, Cheryl is planning to get her lottery money and celebrate (have fun) with William. Thus, they are going to paint the town red.

Iain McConnell, APC #DTLA

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