(as) red as blood

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(as) red as blood

Extremely flushed and red, especially in the face, as from embarrassment, anger, or physical strain. My father was as red as blood by the time we reached the top of the hill. I was afraid he might have a heart attack or something! Oh, Mike definitely likes you—he turns red as blood every time you're around!
See also: blood, red
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And thus Snowdrop lay for a long, long time, and still only looked as though she was asleep; for she was even now as white as snow, and as red as blood, and as black as ebony.