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the red mist descends

To fall into a state of extreme anger, excitement, or competitive arousal, such as might cloud one's judgement or senses. Primarily heard in UK. Their striker isn't the most consistent player on the pitch, but once the red mist descends, you had better get out of his way. I'm not sure what happened. I was at the pub having a pint, and then someone insulted me, and I guess the red mist must have descended, because, the next thing I knew, I was being dragged away with bloodied knuckles.
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descend from someone

or some group [for a living creature] to come from a particular set of ancestors. I descend from a large family of Dutch traders. Wally is descended from Daniel Boone.
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descend from something

to move down from something. The bird descended from the top of the tree to a lower branch. Take care when you descend from the ladder.
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descend into something

to go down into something. The butler descended into the cellar for another bottle of wine. Fred descended into the canyon on an organized tour.
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descend to something

1. . Lit. to go down to something. I must descend to the lower level to greet the guests. Gerald descended to the front door to see who was there.
2. Fig. to condescend to do something; to stoop to doing something; to lower oneself to do something bad. I refuse to descend to the performance of such menial duties. I will not descend to a life of crime.
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descend (up)on someone or something

1. . Lit. [for something] to come down or fall upon someone or something. Flakes of fluffy snow descended upon the gentle slopes.
2. . Fig. [for people] to arrive or come to someone or something in great numbers. The petitioners descended upon the mayor's office in droves.
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be descended from

To be related to (an ancestor) by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation: She claims to be descended from European royalty.
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References in classic literature ?
The latter gentleman having acquaintances at Fort Moultrie, it was immediately resolved to descend in its vicinity.
Numerous exquisite dishes, which seemed to descend from heaven, were placed successively before the guests, and the richest wines of France flowed in profusion during this splendid repast, served nine hundred feet beneath the surface of the earth!
Retrace your steps from the summit past Bwlch Glas, where the path to Pen-y-Pass descends right DAYTRIPPER Descend southeast off the summit to a further col - Bwlch Cwm Brwynog - where you will see two stiles.
If someone descends upon personal attacks then befitting response will be given in the house.
In case the avalanche descends on the Bishkek-Osh road and Uzbekistan does not allow transportation of goods by railway, the social explosion is possible in southern Kyrgyzstan, Vice Speaker Bakyt Torobaev said at today's plenary session of the Parliament.
As a result, the Department declines to acknowledge the petitioner as an Indian tribe because the evidence does not show that the membership descends from a historical Indian tribe as required by Criterion 83.
Guha's poetry in Dusk Descends is poetry of slow-time and cannot be read in a rush.
However, while the sun ascends and descends over the period of a year the moon ascends and descends over a period of 27 days, seven hours and 43 minutes - this is known as the periodic lunar cycle.
When that painful experience repeated itself for the second, third, fourth and fifth time, I had to consciously choose to process these genealogical realities in a way that did not psychically relegate me to being a man who descends from multiple rapists.
Whenever a body in the physical world descends from one place to another, the first place becomes empty of it.
A gifted and unruffled manager with keen political instincts, Rusesabagina tries to protect his hotel and guests from the spreading maelstrom at his gates, preserving the fiction of civility as his nation descends into murderous chaos.
As a team, discuss ways to improve the chute so that it descends slower, or stays upright.
As the spinning probe descends, the series of images will form overlapping panoramic views that scientists can covert into stereo pictures, providing a three-dimensional perspective of Titan.
Volume 4, Darkness Descends, deals with the years 350-565 A.