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