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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 beetroot (red)

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

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

red as a beetroot

BRITISH or

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.
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red as a beetroot

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

(British English) (American English (as) red as a ˈbeet) (informal) with red cheeks, because you feel angry, embarrassed or hot: I could feel myself going red as a beetroot when she said that my work had been chosen for the prize.My face is always as red as a beet when I come out of the sauna.
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