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 for At the first blush
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blush \Blush\, n.
     1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a
        sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
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              The rosy blush of love.               --Trumbull.
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     2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.
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              Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills.
                                                    --Lyttleton.
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     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.
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