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see red

To fall into a state of extreme anger, excitement, or competitive arousal, such as might cloud one's judgement or senses. He's generally not a confrontational person, but you'd better get out of his way when he sees red! I see red when anyone disrespects my wife.
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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.
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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]
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see red

COMMON If you see red, you suddenly become very angry because of something which has been said or done. I cannot stand humiliation of any kind. I just see red. Comments like that make me see red. Note: This is a reference to the traditional belief that the colour red makes bulls angry. In bullfighting, the matador waves a red cape to make the bull charge.
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see red

become very angry suddenly. informal
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see ˈred

(informal) suddenly become very angry: Cruelty to animals makes him see red.
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see red

tv. to be angry. When she hung up the phone, I saw red. I’ve never been so angry in my life.
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If everyone at your table has ordered the fish entree, you may very well find that you are eating and drinking in solitude when you look into the wine glass and you alone are seeing red.
Despite Celtic's Thomas Rovne also seeing red, Joe Ledley was on target, Paddy McCourt converted a third penalty and Josh Magennis deflected past his own keeper to complete the biggest defeat in the Dons' history.
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By mid-November the balance sheet had improved, though the company was still seeing red.
Alan McCormack was the latest O's villain, seeing red after a clash with Ben Futcher.
UCLA defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti will be seeing red tonight - and not just on Stanford's helmets.
BURY boss Andy Preece could be hit with a huge double fine after seeing red as Tranmere left Gigg Lane with all three points thanks to Jason Koumas's first-half strike.