Definition of pillar-box red in English:

pillar-box red

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noun

[mass noun] British
A bright red colour, like that in which pillar boxes are painted.
More example sentences
  • 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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