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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.
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(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.
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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!
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the berries

The most excellent or outstanding. Wow, this cake is the berries! You're really a great baker.
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*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.
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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.
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as brown as a berry

(of a person) very suntanned.
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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.
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the berries

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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.
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This, as Oehlschlaeger observes, is an essentially religious insight, and yet Berry has had a vexed relationship with the Christian church in which he was raised.
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Throughout his long and distinguished career, Berry has devoted his life to exploring theologically how individual behavior, institutional policies, and cultural mores either advance or impede the life of the planet.
Gillian Berry broke down in the witness box during the murder trial of her son, Darren Gregson, at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.
The court first determined whether Berry had any obligation to make those payments after the death of his ex-wife.
My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for the Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances Berry Knopf, September 2005 $26.
This little red berry has been consumed for thousands of years by communities of people throughout Asia.