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At the first blush Explained

At the first blush at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Blush \Blush\, n.
1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a
sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.

The rosy blush of love. --Trumbull.

2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.

Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills.
--Lyttleton.

{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.