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Flat-busted, beet-faced, draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong.

Posted by Abe on April 29, 2004

From Slate yesterday, I think: "Flat-busted, beet-faced, draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong."

I assume "flat-busted" means "caught" as if arrested in the act. "Beet faced" should be obvious, at least to most older americans. But "..draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong.." is new to me. Any thoughts?