Definition of pillar-box red in English:
noun[mass noun] British
A bright red colour, like that in which pillar boxes are painted.
- They were an emergency service. That's why they were painted pillar-box red.
- The show-off specimens today, though, are the Japanese maples in Acer Glade and Silk Wood: pillar-box red, fuchsia pink, Jaffa orange.
- I did dye my hair red, pillar-box red, twice, once when I was about 15, once about a month ago.
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