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see (the) red mist

To fall into a state of extreme anger, excitement, or competitive arousal, such as might cloud one's judgment or senses. Primarily heard in UK. Their striker isn't the most consistent player on the pitch, but once he sees red mist, 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 I must have seen red mist because, the next thing I knew, I was being dragged away with bloodied knuckles.
See also: mist, red, see
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He said he saw red mist and was having trouble dealing with it.
But Griffiths saw red mist in the 64th minute when he went head-to-head with Liam Mc-Creesh and received an inevitable early bath.
He bleats: "After turning up at three in the morning at The Hawley Arms, I saw the ex with her ex and I saw red mist.
It was 3-1 with only half-hour gone when Davids saw red mist in the shape of Bowyer and dropped him.
But the Tangerines saw red mist in the 53rd minute when the referee blew for a soft penalty.
I saw red mist, reached out and pushed on her mouth to shut her up.