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English definition of “go/turn beetroot (red)”

go/turn beetroot (red)

(also go as red as a beetroot, US go beet red, go as red as a beet)
to have a red face because you are embarrassed: Whenever I talked about his past life, he would go beetroot.
(Definition of go/turn beetroot (red) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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