Hang out at the mall
When friends hang out, it means they are relaxing and having fun together. The mall (shopping center) is the perfect place to hang out and chat with your friends.
Catch some rays
Prefer the outdoors? Get outside and catch a few rays (enjoy the sunshine) at the beach. The beach or the park is the ideal place to enjoy the sun with people you know.
Enjoy a cup of joe/a cuppa
Cafes are the perfect place to talk with your friends over a cup of joe. No – you don’t need a friend called Joe! A cup of joe is just a cup of coffee. Sometimes people call a cup of coffee a cup of Java and in the UK, people often call a cup of tea or coffee a cuppa.
Window-shopping means looking through shop windows or browsing in stores without buying anything. A great way to have fun without spending money.
Shoot some hoops/go for a kickaround
The next time somebody asks you to go to the park and shoot some hoops, don’t worry, they just want to have a game of basketball with you! In the UK, where soccer is more popular than basketball, you could go for a kickaround (play soccer) with your friends.
Chow down at a fast-food joint/veggie/vegan joint
Chow down simply means to eat. A fast-food joint is a great place to have a pizza or a burger, and relax. We can use the word ‘joint’ to talk about other places to eat, too. If you don’t eat meat, you can go to a veggie (vegetarian) joint and if you don’t eat any animal products, you can go to a vegan joint.
Paint the town red!
It’s the weekend. Time to party! Go out with your friends and paint the town red! Red symbolizes fun and excitement. Painting the town red means to have a fun-filled night out. You might even pull an all-nighter! (it means you stay out and up for the whole night)
Catch a flick/play/show
If your friends ask you to the cinema to catch a flick, they are asking you to see a movie with them. You could also catch a play at the theater or catch a show downtown.
Keep it low-key
Planning a relaxing, quiet night at home with a small group of friends? Tell them you are having a low-key night. This is the opposite of going out and painting the town red.
Grab some munchies and hit the road
Get away on a car-trip with your friends. Don’t forget to grab some popcorn, candy, or other munchies (food, especially snacks). Once you have your snacks, it’s time to get out there and hit the road (start your journey)!
source: 10 idioms and expressions to talk about your free time in English, English Live
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source: entertainment, magazine, za.investing.com