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red as a beetroot

Blushing, usually from embarrassment. I was red as a beetroot when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class. Oh, Mike definitely likes you—he turns red as a beetroot every time you're around!
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go beet red

To redden in the face (blush), typically due to embarrassment. 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

red as a beetroot


red as a beet

If someone is as red as a beetroot, their face is very red, usually because they are hot or embarrassed. After running around in the heat, Jonah's face was as red as a beetroot. He'd been out in the sun so long, he was as red as a beet. Note: You can also say that someone goes or turns red as a beetroot or red as a beet. He turned as red as beetroot when I told him. Meg trembled and went as red as a beet.
See also: beetroot, red

red as a beetroot

(of a person) red-faced, typically through embarrassment.
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(as) red as a ˈbeetroot

(British English) (American English (as) red as a ˈbeet) (informal) with red cheeks, because you feel angry, embarrassed or hot: I could feel myself going red as a beetroot when she said that my work had been chosen for the prize.My face is always as red as a beet when I come out of the sauna.
See also: beetroot, red

blow beets

tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. What was in that stew? I feel like I gotta blow beets.
See also: beet, blow
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We believe BEF will face considerable risks in increasing its sugar beet crop.
Yaqub, a tribal elder, said many people and farmers had found jobs since the factory was made functional, jacking up the price of a tonne of sugar beet from id="mce_marker"4 to $62.
Representatives of Talas region reported that representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture said that the beet would be accepted.
Farmers are requesting a 12% price increase for supplying one tonne of beets to factories due to high production costs, according to Sugar Groups Council Chairman Abdelwahab Allam.
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As well as the 14% uplift in the beet price we have also agreed a further enhancement to the Late Delivery Allowance to help address additional risks for the second half of the campaign.
For the beets: Wash beets thoroughly under cold water.
Proponents of the sugar beet subsidy, such as the owner of Lebanon's only sugar processing plant in Anjar, Raeef al-Kassem, argue that paying farmers a set price for a crop that can be produced, processed and sold in Lebanon will insulate struggling farmers in the Bek Valley from huge price fluctuations of commodities like potatoes and animal feed on the global market.
Agricultural Research Service researchers and colleagues have long been studying the potential of sugar beet pulp utilization.
but riot: soggy, and feed beets lightly with an organic fertilizer when tops are a few inches tall.
Beet greens deliver significant amounts of vitamins A and C, along with some [B.