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catch a tan

To tan, as from the sun or in a tanning bed. The water's too cold for my liking, so I'll just catch a tan on the beach instead.
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farmer's tan

A tan line or sunburn on the neck and lower arms that results from wearing a T-shirt during prolonged sun exposure and that is clearly demarcated from the pale skin of the chest and upper arms that remained covered. It was so warm that I only wore a T-shirt on the four-hour hike, but I had a pretty gnarly farmer's tan by the end of the day.
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tan (one's) hide

To spank one. Young lady, I will tan your hide if you disobey me again!
See also: hide, tan

tan someone's hide

to spank someone. Billy's mother said she'd tan Billy's hide if he ever did that again. "I'll tan your hide if you're late!" said Tom's father.
See also: hide, tan

tan someone's hide

Also, have someone's hide. Spank or beat someone, as in Dad said he'd tan Billy's hide if he caught him smoking, or I'll have your hide if you take something without paying for it. This term uses hide in the sense of "skin." The allusion in the first expression is to a spanking that will change one's skin just as chemicals tan animal hide (convert it into leather). [Second half of 1600s]
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tan someone's hide

1 beat or flog someone. 2 punish someone severely.
See also: hide, tan

tanned

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Preserved like a tanned hide of an animal.) Tom is too tanned to drive. Get him out of that car.
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Given the perceived association between tan skin and attractiveness (Chung et al.
For a lotion, I recommend wearing a tight, latex glove, which helps avoid the tan 'wrinkling' on the skin.
The mechanism to produce a tan is an indication that there was some damage to the skin.
The Tanning Shop's tan booth (pounds 25)is the best way to fake it -a perfect tan within two hours of spraying, which takes just 30 seconds
They give a simple six-rule plan to help you tan safely:
Another hospital in Malaysia reported a 41 percent mortality rate among 103 patients treated, Tan says.
After th e session, professional friendly staff will be on hand to advise you on getting the best from your tan and to book your next session.
In addition, the S" and tan delta data can also provide valuable information about a compound's processability.
The Hollywood Tans Tanning System is four levels of vertical booths that allow for one of the fastest and most sanitary ways to tan and is the number one choice in indoor tanning throughout the country.
Remove all traces of old tan before a fresh application or it'll look grainy,' says A-list bronzing god James Harknett, Garnier's tan ambassador.
She explains, “I would be happy to spray tan Patricia to give her a natural look.
tan the Fake perFect to remove would Step flake of 1: Prep your skin by exfoliating the layer of dead skin, which taking your new tan with it.
Thanks to advancements in the self-tan industry, there is really no excuse for frazzling your skin under the rays when you can get a healthy-looking tan in a bottle.
When you are in a rush a visit to the salon for a speedy airbrush spray tan is all you need.