see red


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to see red: handle with kid gloves, paint oneself into a corner

see red

to be angry. Whenever I think of the needless destruction of trees, I see red. Bill really saw red when the tax bill arrived.
See also: red, see

see red

to become very angry Some Internet customers are seeing red as a result of the new virus that slowed Web traffic last week.
See also: red, see

see red

to become very angry When he laughed in my face, I just saw red.
See also: red, see

see red

Become very angry, as in I saw red when I learned they had not invited Tom and his family. The precise allusion in this term is not known, but it probably refers to the longstanding association of the color red with passion and anger. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
See also: red, see

see red

tv. to be angry. When she hung up the phone, I saw red. I’ve never been so angry in my life.
See also: red, see