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catch a tan

To tan, as from the sun or in a tanning bed. The water's too cold for my liking, so I'll just catch a tan on the beach instead.
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farmer's tan

A tan line or sunburn on the neck and lower arms that results from wearing a T-shirt during prolonged sun exposure and that is clearly demarcated from the pale skin of the chest and upper arms that remained covered. It was so warm that I only wore a T-shirt on the four-hour hike, but I had a pretty gnarly farmer's tan by the end of the day.
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tan (one's) hide

To spank someone. Young lady, I will tan your hide if you disobey me again!
See also: hide, tan

tan someone's hide

to spank someone. Billy's mother said she'd tan Billy's hide if he ever did that again. "I'll tan your hide if you're late!" said Tom's father.
See also: hide, tan

tan someone's hide

Also, have someone's hide. Spank or beat someone, as in Dad said he'd tan Billy's hide if he caught him smoking, or I'll have your hide if you take something without paying for it. This term uses hide in the sense of "skin." The allusion in the first expression is to a spanking that will change one's skin just as chemicals tan animal hide (convert it into leather). [Second half of 1600s]
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tan someone's hide

1 beat or flog someone. 2 punish someone severely.
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Preserved like a tanned hide of an animal.) Tom is too tanned to drive. Get him out of that car.
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Right before you apply your tan, avoid moisturising all over and apply sparingly on dry areas, like ankles, knees, elbows, hands and feet.
A base tan provides the equivalent of a 2 to 4 SPF sunblock, according to Dr.
Do thisafter you've exfoliated and, again, about 24 hours before applying fake tan
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They give a simple six-rule plan to help you tan safely:
Another hospital in Malaysia reported a 41 percent mortality rate among 103 patients treated, Tan says.
After th e session, professional friendly staff will be on hand to advise you on getting the best from your tan and to book your next session.
On the other hand, maximum torque (MH) from the MDR is the most sensitive parameter to changes in sulfur consentration followed by peak cure rate and tan delta at MH.
The Hollywood Tans Tanning System is four levels of vertical booths that allow for one of the fastest and most sanitary ways to tan and is the number one choice in indoor tanning throughout the country.
Short, regular sessions also enable you to build your tan without burning, and let you 'plan your tan' for a special social occasion such as a wedding.
It's the most exciting year ever for fake tan - and we've got our latex gloves on all the latest innovations.
She explains, “I would be happy to spray tan Patricia to give her a natural look.
tan the Fake perFect to remove would Step flake of 1: Prep your skin by exfoliating the layer of dead skin, which taking your new tan with it.