knees-up


knees-up
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "knees-up":
singular knees-up plural knees-ups British informal old-fashioned
a lively party with dancing

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  • knees-up — n BrE informal a noisy party ▪ After the wedding there was a bit of a knees up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knees-up — knees ups N COUNT A knees up is a party or celebration. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Syn: shindig …   English dictionary

  • Knees — (eigentlich Knjäs), russischer Edelmann erster Klasse (dem deutschen Fürst entsprechend); welcher übrigens keine anderen Vorrechte besitzt als der sämmtliche Adel überhaupt. Im Jahr 1841 gab es im Russischen Reiche 59 Familien, welche den Titel K …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Knees — Knees, Knäs, Knjäs, Titel von 38 russ. adeligen von Familien, die entweder von den alten russ. Czaren oder von dem lithauischen und polnischen Königsgeschlecht der Jagellonen, oder von tatarischen Khanen abstammen, oder endlich vom Kaiser zu… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • knees-up — knees ,up noun count BRITISH INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED a lively party with dancing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • knees-up — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a lively party …   English terms dictionary

  • 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)] * * * kneesˈ up noun (informal) A riotous dance or party • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • knees-up — /ˈniz ʌp/ (say neez up) noun (plural knees up) Colloquial 1. a boisterous dance which involves raising the knees alternately. 2. a social occasion involving the opportunity to dance. {from the song Knees up Mother Brown to which the dance is… …   Australian English dictionary

  • knees up —    (of a female)    copulating    The position sometimes adopted:     ... he s had more hot dinners in my house that I ve had nights with my knees up. (Lyall, 1972)    A knees up is no more than a party or informal dance …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 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)] * * * …   Universalium