Spice up your nightlife with English
It's the weekend, and it's time to have some good times! With so many entertainment possibilities, it's good to be armed with a variety of fun expressions that you can use.
Dressed to the nines
Any big night out begins at home with a wardrobe full of clothes, a mirror and some imagination! When you are dressed to the nines it means that you are wearing some seriously fashionable clothes. For example, you might say, "If we're going to the cocktail party we'd better get dressed to the nines!"
Grab a bite to eat
You may want to start the night with a quick dinner at a restaurant or cafe, which we call grabbing a bite to eat. For example, your friend might ask you, "Do you want to grab a bite to eat before we go out?"
Go and catch a flick
Early evening is a great time to pay a visit to the local cinema and catch up on the latest big movie. Informally, we say that we are going to catch a flick when we are going to watch a movie. For example, your friends may say, "Let's go and catch a flick at the cinema tonight!"
Paint the town red
By now, everyone is probably ready to let loose and have some fun! This is what we call painting the town red, having a really great night out with friends! So, when you're friends asks "Do you want to go and paint the town red?" they're not expecting you to bring paint and paintbrushes!
Part of your big night out might include stopping into a few bars for some relaxing drinks and to meet up with friends. By bar-hopping we mean that you go to one bar for a while, and then hop, or move on, to several more.
Shoot some pool
While bar-hopping you might spot a pool table and feel like having a quick game or two. Don't worry, it's not as dangerous as it sounds - shooting some pool simply means to play pool!
Dance the night away
Hearing lots of music while bar-hopping has probably got everyone in the mood for a disco! Dancing the night away means to dance for hours and hours until the early hours of the next morning. So when someone asks you the next day why you are so tired, you can tell them, "Because last night I danced the night away!"