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peaches and cream

1. Of skin (especially on the face), very fair, clear, and soft, especially with a rosy hue. Often hyphenated when used before a noun. I've heard that women in older times actually bathed with milk to maintain a peaches-and-cream complexion.
2. Of a situation, transpiring, progressing, or unfolding exceptionally easily or well. Our company had a bit of a rocky start, but everything's been peaches and cream for the last few months.
See also: and, cream, peach

you're a peach

You are wonderful and/or helpful. You brought me coffee? Ah, you're a peach. Thank you much for picking up the cupcakes on your way to the party—you're a peach.
See also: peach

crazy as a betsy bug

Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

cut your peaches

Continue with what you were doing. Go cut your peaches—I'll call you when I need your help.
See also: cut, peach

a peach of a (something)

An excellent, ideal, or exemplary type of thing. Thank you for that, Mrs. Dawkins, it was a real peach of a meal! They won the game in the final seconds with a peach of a field goal.
See also: of, peach

*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

cut your peaches

Rur. go on with what you were doing. Stop gawking and cut your peaches. There's no need for you to follow me around. Go cut your peaches.
See also: cut, peach

a peach of a —

a particularly excellent or desirable thing of the kind specified. informal
Peach has been used since the mid 18th century as a colloquial term for an attractive young woman and more generally since the mid 19th century for anything of exceptional quality.
1998 Spectator Neil Pollard…rode a peach of a race…to win the two-mile marathon.
See also: of, peach

peaches and cream

(of a girl's complexion) of a cream colour with downy pink cheeks.
See also: and, cream, peach


n. someone or something excellent. (Usually a person.) That guy’s a real peach.
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