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red as a beetroot

Blushing, usually from embarrassment. I was red as a beetroot when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class. Oh, Mike definitely likes you—he turns red as a beetroot every time you're around!
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go beet red

To redden in the face (blush), typically due to embarrassment. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. She went beet red when her crush came up and talked to her. I went beet red when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class.
See also: beet, red

red as a beetroot

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red as a beet

AMERICAN
If someone is as red as a beetroot, their face is very red, usually because they are hot or embarrassed. After running around in the heat, Jonah's face was as red as a beetroot. He'd been out in the sun so long, he was as red as a beet. Note: You can also say that someone goes or turns red as a beetroot or red as a beet. He turned as red as beetroot when I told him. Meg trembled and went as red as a beet.
See also: beetroot, red

blow beets

tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. What was in that stew? I feel like I gotta blow beets.
See also: beet, blow
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In medium bowl, combine beets, onion, capers and lemon zest.
Farmers are requesting a 12% price increase for supplying one tonne of beets to factories due to high production costs, according to Sugar Groups Council Chairman Abdelwahab Allam.
Plus, beets are incredibly flexible on temperature -- serve them warm, room temperature or chilled -- which is a huge bonus when planning food for holiday entertaining.
Toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper, place the cut beets on a baking sheet and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula, until the beets are tender.
BEIRUT: The government has renewed an agricultural subsidy on sugar beets that was revoked 12 years ago, but critics are questioning the timing and whether the bulk of the support will reach the embattled farmers or benefit vested political and economic interests.
PULL up beets when the tops of the roots are i to 3 inches across, usually about so to Go days after planting.
Golden beets may perform better in cool weather, but red beets tolerate heat better.
The right genes might help keep beets from going bad and losing sugar during storage.
But once the beets are harvested and stored for processing--usually in huge piles that can weigh thousands of tons--they slowly start to decay, which lowers their sucrose > levels.
Producing more sugar beets at the expense of grain would provide more revenue and gross profit per hectare (on our numbers).
Sugar beet crops; growth, fertilization & yield.
Sugar from sugar beets will account for about 60 percent of domestic U.
Accepting around 5% yield loss of table beet roots (KAVALIAUSKAITE; BOBINAS, 2006), the initial period without weed interference should be 4th and 7th WAP for direct seeded and transplanted table beets, respectively.
The company established a contractual relationship with the growers that stipulated the number of acres of sugar beets to be grown as well as the manner in which sugar beets were to be produced.
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