knees-up


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knees-up

a boisterous dance involving the raising of alternate knees
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Following concerns raised by Prime Minister David Cameron that neighbours across Britain were being put off holding the traditional knees-ups due to council red tape, a further nine have won bids in the city.
Then there are wedding receptions, year-round knees-ups with cake and embarrassing dancing with someone's uncle.
But then, the DUP does not do knees-ups. Which is a great pity, because I suspect Arlene Foster, a refugee from the Ulster Unionist Party, has both brains and a sense of humour.
Figures released through a Freedom of Information request show workers at the watchdog downed PS1,100 worth of alcohol and soft drinks at two festive knees-ups in December.
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.
But now even knees-ups for branch staff paid for out their own pockets have been axed.
Turns out a backing track the pearly pair had recorded back in 1975 for a Labi Siffre tune had been sampled by the controversial rapper for his breakthrough hit My Name Is - hilariously resulting in the baseball cap and bling brigade inadvertently getting their groove on to the two-bearded, braces-twanging Londoners whose comedy knees-ups would've previously sent them screaming.
PARTY SEASON kicked in at Ryton this week with the players and backroom staff all enjoying their annual Christmas knees-ups.
It is rumoured the Post has a few tales of its own following a bit of a booze up at OneTen, the Colmore Row watering hole, and certainly other media knees-ups produced a flood of great stories.
It seems a good idea and we look forward to seeing more frequent "knees-ups" at the weekly gatherings in village and church halls throughout the district.
ESIWN Fawr Dolgellau has long established itself as one of Wales' leading cultural knees-ups, and now it has spawned its first offspring.