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The meaning of "paint the town red"

" Paint the town red "
Go on a boisterous or exuberant spree
It's the last day of term and everyone wants to party. Why don't we paint the town red?
Where did it originate?:
USA, 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, although considered rather old fashioned language
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