To put to the blush
Blush Blush, n. 1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty. [1913 Webster]

The rosy blush of love. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster]

2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint. [1913 Webster]

Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills. --Lyttleton. [1913 Webster]

{At first blush}, or {At the first blush}, at the first appearance or view. ``At the first blush, we thought they had been ships come from France.'' --Hakluyt.

Note: This phrase is used now more of ideas, opinions, etc., than of material things. ``All purely identical propositions, obviously, and at first blush, appear,'' etc. --Locke.

{To put to the blush}, to cause to blush with shame; to put to shame. [1913 Webster]


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