One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a tan waistcoat’
yellowish-brown, brownish-yellow, light brown, pale brown, tawny
1‘using a sunscreen means that you won't burn before you tan’
become suntanned, take a suntan, take a tan, brown, become brown, go brown, bronze
2‘if Mickey so much as touches a fishing net, I'll tan his hide’
thrash, beat, wallop, belt, strap, spank, whip, lash, leather, cane, flog, flail, flagellate, horsewhip, birch, switch, flay
give someone a hiding, lam, larrup
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