knees-up


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knees-up

n, pl knees-ups
1. (Dancing) a boisterous dance involving the raising of alternate knees
2. a lively noisy party or celebration, esp one with dancing
[C20: from the song "Knees up Mother Brown" to which the dance is performed]
Translations

knees-up

[ˈniːzʌp] N (knees-ups (pl)) (Brit) (hum) → baile m, fiesta f

knees-up

n (Brit inf: = dance) → Tanz m; (= party)Fete f, → Party f

knees-up

[ˈniːzʌp] n (Brit) to have a knees-up (old) (to dance) → fare quattro salti; (drink) → farsi una bevuta
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He would not have been hired for any annual dinner, anywhere - except possibly a DUP knees-up.
Lynne Hassell, organising the right regal knees-up in Royal Road, said up to 150 people would be joining in the party.
Mind you, she should salt a couple of grand away for hangover cures in March, because a week at the Festival, seven days at the World Cup and an Essex girls' knees-up to end all knees-ups at her sister's battle cruiser are going to make it one hell of a month.
After that I've got a burlesque Christmas party, a funky Sixties soul Christmas party, an all-girl DJ party, and a Hogmanay knees-up.
Tom Greatrex, Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, said: "Consumers will rightly be outraged at the news that Ofgem has seen fit to blow PS5,000 on a knees-up.
Now the port with the longest drought in Ulster history is planning a Christmas knees-up to end all knees-ups.
It secured a place in my heart when it became the first place in Aber to present a proper cocktail list, but since then we've celebrated birthdays, engagements and even had pre-wedding knees-ups here.
Fond memories of Party Wright Around The World as flop specialist Mark staged yet another of his sparsely attended knees-ups for hardly anyone.
He seems on permanent leave, flitting from New York jollies and Las Vegas knees-ups to front seat at rugby internationals.
Street party organisers around the country feared having to scrap the New Year knees-ups because of storms.
You don't have to go all the way to South East Asia to experience these knees-ups, which have a reputation for being a bit wild.
Now neighbours have told how Ian Davison - being held on suspicion of committing offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 - could regularly be found spinning records at latenight knees-ups around his former home in the Catchgate area, near Annfield Plain.