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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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Add the grilled peaches, cut-side down and reduce heat slightly, then saute for about two minutes, or until golden brown.
Peaches, blueberries and strawberries were in early bloom because of warm weather that preceded the cold snap, Weathers said.
Peaches and nectarines were imported mainly from Spain and Greece, Mizan News Agency reported.
It only requires five ingredients: peaches, basil, honey, salt and lemon chevre.
I've been looking to use them in a recipe for a while and thought they would be lovely with the peaches.
"I have so many happy and funny memories of Peaches that I could write an essay but I won't.
Peaches should be a symbol for eating local, as a peach at its prime is too delicate to ship.
To help the peaches heat through and still hold their shape, and to prevent the sugar from burning, we broiled the halves cut side up in a skillet, adding water to the pan to prevent sticking.
This study was aimed to determine individual sugars, organic acids, phenolics and ascorbic acid content in important commercial varieties of peaches grown in Marmara region (Bursa province) of Turkey.
Halve, stone and thinly slice 3-4 ripe peaches. Smooth a heaped teaspoon of apricot jam into each oval in a thin layer.
PEACHES are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C, which can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
Summary: Winding past bars and restaurants late Friday through the busy Beirut streets balancing a box of 24 peaches with the name Bikfaya splashed across, someone calls out "You have Bikfaya peaches!
by Times News Service Sweet and juicy, peaches are known to be a real summer delight.
PEACHES Geldof's hubby Tom Cohen has taken his romance with Daisy Lowe to the next level by meeting her dad.
Peaches are believed to be the "Queen" of fruits and have the very next position after the apples in popularity.