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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.
See also: beetroot
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When he misses a putt, his face often goes beetroot red in rage and he looks like he is ready to explode.