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Where did the phrase 'paint the town red' originate?

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2011-01-13 21:17:35
2011-01-13 21:17:35

By repute, in 1837, when celebrating a successful fox hunt, Lord Waterford and his party found several tins of red paint which they daubed liberally on to the buildings of the High Street of Melton Mowbray so originating the phrase "painting the town red."

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