The British Idiom – Red as a beetroot
Definition of Red as a beetroot
When people’s faces blush deep red because they are embarrassed, we say that they have gone as red as a beetroot.
Examples of Usage of Red as a beetroot
When I was younger I used to go read as a beetroot at the slightest suggestion that I’d said something wrong or embarrassing. These days I couldn’t care less. When she dived in the swimming pool and lost her bikini top she got out of the water red as a beetroot.
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