die Bürgersteige hochklappen*

* fold up the sidewalks

German German speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

To indicate that there is nothing going on in a town (or a village).

"Da, wo ich herkomme, werden um Acht Uhr die Bürgersteige hochgeklappt. "

"Where I come from, the sidewalks are folded up at 8 pm. "