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be as brown as a berry

To have tanned skin due to sun exposure. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. She was as brown as a berry when she returned from her tropical vacation.
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(as) brown as a berry

Having tanned skin due to sun exposure. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. She was as brown as a berry when she returned from her tropical vacation.
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*brown as a berry

very brown from the sun; quite suntanned. (*Also: as ~.) She was out in the sun so much that she became as brown as a berry.
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brown as a berry

If someone is as brown as a berry, they are very tanned because they have been out in the sun. Steve Hobbs had just come back from his holiday. Brown as a berry he was, when he came round here the following Monday. She rode out to the yacht in a launch with a basket of fresh vegetables to find Franklin brown as a berry and in his usual fine spirits. Note: The reference may be to juniper or cedar berries, which are brown, as most other berries are red, purple, or white.
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as brown as a berry

(of a person) very suntanned.
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1. and the berries n. the best; the finest. (Always with the. A noun with the force of an adjective.) Man, this stuff is the berries!
2. n. wine. (see also grape(s).) Lemme stop at the liquor store for some berries.
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the berries

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It's the berries

Superlative. This 1920s phrase would seem to convey the idea that berries are a choice snack or dessert. A similar phrase, “the bee's knees,” has no such connection with reality aside from its rhyme and cute image.
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Negative rate of growth of retail price for this type of fruit and berry products in 2010 and 2012 was marked.
The transaction is structured as a stock-for-stock merger between LinnCo and Berry which is expected to be tax-free to Berry stockholders.
You can make the most out of the space because you can easily grow 36 Berry trees at the same time, with three kinds of mulches to choose from.
In the first chapter, Oehlschlaeger addresses himself to learning "a language of practices, particulars, and virtues" from Berry and then considering in turn several of the virtues--such as "prudence, courage, justice, equity, and friendship"--that are central to Berry's vision (10).
But the new work shows that a berry need not have large concentrations of either compound to be a cancer fighter.
Berry sales for the total United States peaked the week of July 4th at $4,156 per store.
Now I've got a soft spot for hedonism, but I understood where Berry was coming from.
With more than 20 years' administration experience at the college level, Berry has been recently recognized by NAIA Region II members as Athletic Director of the Year for his success during the 2005-2006 athletic year.
Too Faced Beauty Balm in Bodacious Berry, $11, Sephora 3.
The many and varied celebrations of Earth Day, often good at consciousness raising, are but dim reflections of the theological vision of Thomas Berry.
Gillian Berry broke down in the witness box during the murder trial of her son, Darren Gregson, at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.
The court first determined whether Berry had any obligation to make those payments after the death of his ex-wife.
My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for the Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances Berry Knopf, September 2005 $26.
This little red berry has been consumed for thousands of years by communities of people throughout Asia.
Berry II, in his engrossing and well-written study of southern men's embrace of love and ambition, reminds us that men's extravagant image of women took shape before and during the war, not afterwards.