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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 beetroot (red)

To redden in the face (blush), typically due to embarrassment. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. She went beetroot red when her crush came up and talked to her. I went beetroot when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class.
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go (as) red as a beetroot

To redden in the face (blush), typically due to embarrassment. She went red as a beetroot when her crush came up and talked to her. I went as red as a beetroot when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class.
See also: beetroot, red

red as a beetroot

BRITISH or

red as a beet

AMERICAN
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.
See also: beetroot, red

(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.
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The study's lead author, Dr Tom Clifford, said: "Three days of consuming the higher beetroot juice dose enhanced participants' recovery.
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Dell'Ugo's Beetroot and Goats' Cheese Fiorelli is the first in a highly popular series of Dell'Ugo Special Editions.
Researchers from the University of Reading gave 24 participants with four slices (200g) of bread containing 100g of beetroot or a control bread with no beetroot added to it, the Daily Express reported.
Previous studies have shown that the administration of beetroot juice daily has blood pressure lowering effects in low nitrate diets.
Leaving the whole beetroot in the pot, ladle the soup into bowls, place a good splash of fresh cream in each.
Wash the beetroot leaves and stalks then pat dry with a paper towel.
Sainsbury's is adding three new varieties of beetroot to its Taste The Difference line-up this Christmas.
ISLAMABAD, July 03, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Drinking beetroot juice can lower the risk of heart disease and increase stamina, allowing keep-fit enthusiasts and athletes to exercise for longer, according to the researchers .