go beet red

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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
References in classic literature ?
He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life- to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
Actress Ruth Madoc went red for charity for the day at a new bakery shop.
Castles at Caernarfon, Castell Coch and Conwy, along with Tintern Abbey and Cardiff's St David's Hotel & Spa also went red.