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    Smile straight out of a bottle

    Hello. I don't quite follow what the last sentence means in this context.
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    "Anyway, if going to Greece means coming back orange like that stupid cow in the shop."
    She shakes her head. "That's a Hardacre tan if I ever saw it - straight out of a bottle."

    (The speaker and his mom just stepped out of the travel agency. They wanted to go to Greece for a family trip but failed in the story. Hardacre is a name of the city they lived and 'stupid cow' is an orange-faced woman at the travel agency.)

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    Default Re: straight out of a bottle

    "Anyway, if going to Greece means coming back orange like that stupid cow in the shop."
    She shakes her head. "
    That's a Hardacre tan if I ever saw it - straight out of a bottle."

    I assume that Hardacre has the kind of weather where it's very hard to get a natural tan. So a "Hardacre tan" would be one you get by using a tanning lotion "straight out of a bottle", rather than from the sun. It might, therefore, have the slightly orange colour of some fake tans.

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