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?


One thought on “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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