go red

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go red

1. To redden in the face (blush), due to embarrassment, anger, or romantic stimulation. She went red when her crush came up and talked to her. He hates the president so much that he goes completely red if you bring up the recent election.
2. Of skin, to become burned by the sun. I forgot to wear a wide-brimmed hat on the hike, and my whole head went red. If I don't put on sunscreen before a day at the beach, I go completely red.
3. Of a US state, county, district, or Congressional seat, to have the majority of people vote for a Republican candidate in a given election. With Ohio having gone red, the Republicans look poised to reclaim the presidency.
See also: 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.