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be as brown as a berry
To have tanned skin due to sun exposure. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. She was as brown as a berry when she returned from her tropical vacation.
(as) brown as a berry
Having tanned skin due to sun exposure. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. She was as brown as a berry when she returned from her tropical vacation.
it's the berries
dated slang It is highly enjoyable, desirable, or impressive, especially in a fancy or elaborate way. Have you seen Tom's new Cadillac? It's the berries!
The most excellent or outstanding. Wow, this cake is the berries! You're really a great baker.
*brown as a berry
very brown from the sun; quite suntanned. (*Also: as ~.) She was out in the sun so much that she became as brown as a berry.
brown as a berry
If someone is as brown as a berry, they are very tanned because they have been out in the sun. Steve Hobbs had just come back from his holiday. Brown as a berry he was, when he came round here the following Monday. She rode out to the yacht in a launch with a basket of fresh vegetables to find Franklin brown as a berry and in his usual fine spirits. Note: The reference may be to juniper or cedar berries, which are brown, as most other berries are red, purple, or white.
as brown as a berry(of a person) very suntanned.
1. and the berries n. the best; the finest. (Always with the. A noun with the force of an adjective.) Man, this stuff is the berries!
2. n. wine. (see also grape(s).) Lemme stop at the liquor store for some berries.
brown as a berry
The color brown; today, suntanned. This simile dates from the time of Chaucer, who used it in the Prologue to his Canterbury Tales (“His palfrey [horse] was as broune as is a berye”) and in The Coke’s Tale. It is particularly odd that the comparison should survive for more than six centuries because few, if any, natural berries are brown.
It's the berries
Superlative. This 1920s phrase would seem to convey the idea that berries are a choice snack or dessert. A similar phrase, “the bee's knees,” has no such connection with reality aside from its rhyme and cute image.