To paint the town red

to paint the town redTo paint the town red is an idiom which means to go out and enjoy yourself in the evening, often drinking a lot of alcohol and dancing your little socks off.

I’ve been wondering if this idiom comes from Bunol and the La Tomatina festival. What do you think?

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One response to “To paint the town red

  1. That would be a lovely source for the expression, wouldn’t it. I’ve googled around but no-one seems certain where the phrase came from. Possibly America, but I prefer to think it came from La Tomatina!

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