Definition of red as a beetroot in English:

red as a beetroot

(North American red as a beet)

phrase

  • (of a person) red-faced, typically through embarrassment.

    • ‘When I opened the door, his face was a red as a beetroot and I thought he was going to explode.’
    • ‘To my left, Mildew was red as a beetroot, and Trent looked like he was going to keel over at any second.’
    • ‘When she re-emerged to the sounds of chortling, her face was red as a beet with mortification.’
    • ‘As soon as he saw me he grew red as a beet, and glared at me furiously.’
    • ‘Tony suddenly grew angry and his face turned as red as a beetroot.’