put to the blush

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put to the blush

To be made to blush, usually from shame or embarrassment. I had to leave the dinner party after being put to the blush by my own mother, who decided that my shortcomings were an appropriate topic of conversation.
See also: blush, put
References in classic literature ?
I have never brought myself to mention it openly to you, Mr Headstone, and you're my witness that I couldn't even make up my mind to take it from you before we came out to-night; but it's a painful thing to think that if I get on as well as you hope, I shall be--I won't say disgraced, because I don't mean disgraced—but-- rather put to the blush if it was known--by a sister who has been very good to me.