ruby(redirected from a Ruby)
(as) red as a ruby
Extremely flushed and red, especially in the face, as from embarrassment, anger, or physical strain. My father was as red as a ruby by the time we reached the top of the hill. I was afraid he might have a heart attack or something! Oh, Mike definitely likes you—he turns red as a ruby every time you're around!
slang Curry. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "Ruby" is short for "Ruby Murray," which rhymes with "curry." (Ruby Murray was a Northern Irish singer and actress.) Primarily heard in UK. I went to that new Indian place last night and got a really delicious Ruby.
slang Curry. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "Murray" rhymes with "curry." (Ruby Murray was a Northern Irish singer and actress.) Primarily heard in UK. I went to that new Indian place last night and got a really delicious Ruby Murray.
See also: ruby
The magical shoes that Dorothy wears in The Wizard of Oz. I wish I had a pair of ruby slippers like Dorothy so that I could be transported home with the mere click of my heels.
See also: ruby
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
*red as a cherryand *red as a poppy; *red as a rose; *red as a ruby; *red as blood
bright red. (*Also: as ~.) When she came in from ice-skating, Clara's nose was as red as a cherry. When her boss praised her in front of the whole office, Emily turned red as a poppy. I would like to make a dress out of that beautiful velvet that is red as a rose. Jane painted her fingernails with polish as red as a ruby. I want to have my car painted red as blood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.