knees-up


knees-up
/neez"up'/, n. Brit. Informal.
a party or lively gathering, usually including dancing.
[by ellipsis from Knees up, Mother Brown a popular dance, orig. a song with the same title (1939)]

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kneesˈ-up noun (informal)
A riotous dance or party
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Main Entry:knee

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knees-up UK US noun [countable] [singular knees-up plural knees-ups] british informal old-fashioned
a lively party with dancing
Thesaurus: dance partieshyponym

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n. [in sing.] Brit., informal a lively party or gathering

we had a bit of a knees-up last night

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/ˈniːzˌʌp/ noun, pl -ups [count]
Brit informal : a noisy party usually with dancing

We had a knees-up to celebrate his retirement.

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ˈknees-up [knees-up knees-ups] noun usually singular (BrE, informal)
a noisy party, with dancing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.