go beetroot (red)

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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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He went beetroot red and nearly choked but it didn't seem to do him any harm as he is still playing rugby at the age of 71, most recently this year in Australia for the Bahtats Masters Rugby Team, and in 2013 he cycled from the Eiffel Tower to Blackpool Tower to raise money for a cancer charity.
But what a dazzling display of cartoon grief as blubbing Beale's tearstained cheeks went beetroot red and his entire face sank into his sagging shoulders.
When I told the story, the owner went beetroot red and said it only happened once.
I can report that Sarah's face went beetroot red when she eventually got to meet Gary, who gave her a kiss and a cuddle and then posed for pictures.
So what does Tiger smell like," he asked Curtis, who immediately went beetroot red and stuttered.
My face went beetroot red and I kicked over my golf bag before launching into a tirade of abuse aimed at a four-ball who had the temerity to be walking along the neighbouring fairway on my back-swing.