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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

see a man about a horse

To leave somewhere without explaining where one is going, but usually used as an obvious euphemism for going to the toilet or getting an alcoholic drink. And that's why quantum physics is a hoax. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go see a man about a horse. Beth's dad is always "seeing a man about a horse." I think he needs some help because the family barely sees him anymore.
See also: horse, man, see

see how the land lies

To find out about or come to understand a particular state of affairs or the way a situation exists or has developed, especially before taking any decisive or definitive action. Given the turbulent nature of this market, I think it would be prudent for us to see how the land lies before we agree to invest in your company. I'm just seeing how the land lies between my parents before I make any solid plans to come visit them.
See also: how, land, lie, see

see (someone's) point

To understand and/or come to agree with a particular point someone is trying to make. A: "The early flight might be cheaper, but we won't enjoy our first day there because we'll be so tired!" B: "OK, I see your point. Let's book the later one instead." But Bob, if we don't secure the investment by Friday, we stand to lose everything the other investors had put in so far. Do you see my point?
See also: point, see

see the point in (doing) (something)

To understand or appreciate the meaning, reason, or importance of (doing) something. I just don't see the point in another year in high school when I know I can go find work now! I hope you see the point in all the things your mother and I do for you! I'm just not really sure I see the point in taking classes over the whole summer just so I can graduate a semester early.
See also: point, see

see how the wind is blowing

To find out about or come to understand a particular state of affairs or the way a situation exists or has developed, especially before taking any decisive or definitive action. Given the turbulent nature of this market, I think it would be prudent for us to see how the wind is blowing before we agree to invest in your company. I'm just seeing how the wind is blowing between my parents before I make any solid plans to come visit them.
See also: blow, how, see, wind

see how the wind blows

To find out about or come to understand a particular state of affairs or the way a situation exists or has developed, especially before taking any decisive or definitive action. Given the turbulent nature of this market, I think it would be prudent for us to see how the wind blows before we agree to invest in your company. I'm just seeing how the wind blows between my parents before I make any solid plans to come visit them.
See also: blow, how, see, wind

see which way the wind blows

To find out about or come to understand a particular state of affairs or the way a situation exists or has developed, especially before taking any decisive or definitive action. Given the turbulent nature of this market, I think it would be prudent for us to see which way the wind blows before we agree to invest in your company. I'm just seeing which way the wind blows between my parents before I make any solid plans to come visit them.
See also: blow, see, way, wind

you're seeing things

You're making things up or seeing things that are not real. There's no dog in the backyard, you're seeing things. You're seeing things—there's nothing going on between Bill and me.
See also: seeing, thing

(I'll) be seeing you.

Good-bye, I will see you sometime in the (near) future. Bob: Bye. Be seeing you. Sally: Yeah. See you later. John: Have a good time on your vacation. I'll be seeing you. Sally: See you next week. Bye.
See also: seeing

Seeing is believing.

Prov. It is hard to believe something you have not seen. (Implies that you will not believe the thing under discussion until you have actually seen it.) Jill: They say Melissa has become a wonderful housekeeper now that she has her own apartment. Jane: Seeing is believing. I really didn't think that Jerry's girlfriend could be as pretty as he said she was, but seeing is believing.
See also: believe, seeing

seeing pink elephants

 and seeing pink spiders; Seeing snakes
intoxicated; recovering from a drinking bout; having the delirium tremens. When I got to the point of seeing pink elephants, I knew that something had to be done. The old one who's shakinghe's probably seeing snakes.
See also: elephant, pink, seeing

Seeing that...

considering...; since... Seeing that she has no money, Sally won't be going shopping. Seeing that it's raining, we won't go to the beach.
See also: seeing

seeing things

imagining that one sees someone or something that is not there. Lisa says that she saw a ghost, but she was just seeing things. I thought I was seeing things when Bill walked into the room. Someone had told me he was dead.
See also: seeing, thing

seeing that

also seeing as (how)
considering that We should go to the concert, seeing that we've already paid for the tickets.
See also: seeing

Seeing is believing.

something that you say which means you can only believe that something surprising or strange is true if you see it yourself I'd never have imagined my parents could dance, but seeing is believing.
See also: believe, seeing

I'll be seeing you

Also, see you. Goodbye, as in I have to go now; I'll be seeing you, or All right, see you. These colloquial formulas do not necessarily imply a future meeting. [Late 1800s]
See also: seeing

seeing is believing

Only physical or concrete evidence is convincing, as in She wrote us that she's lost twenty pounds, but seeing is believing. This idiom was first recorded in this form in 1639.
See also: believe, seeing

seeing that

Also, seeing as or seeing as how. In view of, inasmuch as. For example, Seeing that you're coming anyhow, I decided not to take notes for you, or Seeing as they liked her first book, they were sure to make a good offer for the second one . The first expression was used by Shakespeare in Julius Caesar (2:2): "Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come." The variants are colloquialisms and are recorded from the second half of the 1900s, although they probably have been in much longer use orally.
See also: seeing

seeing things

Experiencing hallucinations or delusions, as in I thought I saw my father, but I must have been seeing things; he died twenty years ago . [First half of 1900s]
See also: seeing, thing

seeing pink elephants

and seeing pink spiders and seeing snakes
tv. alcohol intoxicated; recovering from a drinking bout; having the delirium tremens. When I got to the point of seeing pink elephants, I knew that something had to be done. He’s screaming something about seeing pink spiders, and he wants a drink.
See also: elephant, pink, seeing

seeing pink spiders

verb
See also: pink, seeing, spider

seeing snakes

verb
See also: seeing, snake
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