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paint the town red

paint the town red or paint the town  {v. phr.},  {slang}
To go out to drink and have a good time; celebrate wildly; carouse.
It was the sailors' first night ashore; they painted the town red.
Compare: ON THE TOWN (2).
Categories:slang time verb

hold good

hold good  {v.}
1. To continue to be good; last.
The coupon on the cereal box offered a free toy, but the offer held good only till the end of the year.
Attendance at the basketball games held good all winter.
2. To continue; endure: last.
The demand for new houses held good all that year.
The agreement between the schools held good for three years.

as long as

as long as or so long as  {conj.}
1. Since; because; considering that.
As long as you are going to town anyway, you can do something for me.
2. Provided that; if.
You may use the room as you like, so long as you clean it up afterward.

cut the ground from under

cut the ground from under  {v. phr.}  {informal}
To make (someone) fail; upset the plans of; spoil the argument for (a person) in advance.
Paul wanted to he captain but we cut the ground from under him by saying that Henry was the best player on the team.
Several workers applied for the retiring foreman's job, but the owner cut the ground from under them by hiring a foreman from another company.
Categories:informal verb

part of the furniture

In a job or position for so long that one is taken entirely for granted, like a part of the physical surroundings.
He has been working in the same office for so many years now that people consider him to be a part of the furniture.

have one's fill

have one's fill  {v. phr.}
To be satisfied; be surfeited; be overindulged.
Howard says he's had his fill of expensive golf tournaments in Europe.

fill one's shoes

fill one's shoes  {v. phr.}
To take the place of another and do as well; to substitute satisfactorily for.
When Jack got hurt, the coach had nobody to fill his shoes.
Joe hopes to fill his father's shoes.

in one's shoes

in one's shoes also in one's boots  {adv. phr.}
In or into one's place or position.
How would you like to be in a lion tamer's boots?

put oneself in another's place

To understand another person's feeling imaginatively; try to know his feelings and reasons with understanding; enter into his trouble.
It seemed like a dreadful thing for Bob to do, but I tried to put myself in his place.
If you will put yourself in the customer's shoes you may realize why the thing isn't selling.
Categories:feelings verb

in place

in place (1)  {adv. phr.}
1a. In the right or usual place or position.
Nothing is in place after the earthquake. Even trees and houses are turned over.
The picture is not in place on the wall. It is crooked.
1b. In one place.
Our first exercise in gym class was running in place.
2. In proper order.
Stay in place in line, children.
Compare: IN ORDER.
Contrast: OUT OF PLACE.