Red Letter Day

Also spelled red-letter day. Meaning of Idiom ‘Red Letter Day’ A red letter day is a day that is special, happy, pleasant, etc.; a day that is remembered fondly; a pleasurable or significant special occassion. 1Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage … Read more

Paint The Town Red

An idiom expression in use since the 1800’s. Meaning of Paint the Town Red To paint the town red means to go out and have a lively good time, to go on a drinking spree and visit many bars and nightclubs, to be boisterous and wild. Usage “I’m so happy you got your promotion! Let’s go out … Read more

Caught Red-Handed

Also: Catch Red-Handed Meaning of Idiom ‘Caught Red-Handed’ To be caught red-handed means to be caught while doing something wrong or illegal; to be caught committing a crime with all the evidence available.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “She was caught red-handed while shoplifting.” “I tried to … Read more