night out

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night out (plural nights out)

  1. (literally) Going away from one's usual residence for an entire night, and returning the next day.
  2. (idiomatic) Spending the evening away from one's usual residence. The phrase typically implies going to a restaurant, going to watch entertainment, or other types of urban nightlife.
    • 2018 January 25, Amelia Gentleman, “Men-only clubs and menace: how the establishment maintains male power”, in the Guardian[1]:
      We know that many male City employees still go to lapdancing clubs for a fun night out. We know City organisations have struggled in their vaunted attempts to get more women on boards.