blush with (an emotion)

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blush with (an emotion)

To have a red face while feeling a particular emotion (which is stated after "with"). I blushed with embarrassment when the teacher caught me not paying attention in class and yelled at me.
See also: blush

blush with something

[for someone's cheeks] to redden from a particular emotion or reaction. She blushed with shame. You could see that Lily was blushing with anger, even though she tried to conceal it.
See also: blush
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But with those new responsibilities, the SNP - or whoever is in power - can tailor social security in a way that should make Tories at Westminster blush with embarrassment.
While there are countless web sites to transact the buying and selling of Bitcoin, it has come to be concentrated to a few exchanges and is not peer-to-peer but through a 'middleman.' The transaction costs have become very high, and the spread between the buying and selling price would make a normal money changer both envious and blush with embarrassment. One such exchange in the Philippines has been quoting a 20-percent difference between the buy and sell price.
MENTION Portuguese opposition in Europe to Kenny Dalglish, and the Liverpool manager will probably blush with embarrassment.
The visiting players would blush with embarrassment at all the fuss and protest: "Oh please, it was nothing - we've just been terribly lucky and anyway, you're sure to win it again next season."
Cars such as the inappropriately-named Daihatsu Applause, Talbot Tagora and the Hyundai Pony are among the cars which would make any motor salesman blush with embarrassment.
The result is a record that makes you blush with embarrassment both through his subject matter and by the way some tracks force you to dance like a chicken.
As well as boasting one of the classiest cabins around, it also has so much rear legroom that it would make many others cars in its class blush with embarrassment.
With his doubly ill-gotten gains, Steve buys a gaudy Los Angeles mansion that would have made Scarface blush with embarrassment. Charlie, meanwhile, reassembles the old gang back in the States and sets about trying to get the cash back.
you blush with embarrassment at the fashion faux pas you once committed.
Words likely to make it into print include beamer, riddie (both meaning to blush with embarrassment) minging or bogging (not to your liking) and gallus (cocky, confident).