see (the) red mist

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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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And Brown already knows he will have to re-shuffle his defence following the needless loss of Matt Elliott - who automatically misses the next match after seeing the red mist, flattening Faroes frontman Todi Jonsson and earning a red card.
ere is a dierence here between seeing the red mist - which is something that all footballers go through at one stage or another - and an incident like this, which is so bizarre and crazy that you think there must be something else going on.
A veteran of seven clashes between the two sides, Rangel knows, though that derby games have a habit of seeing the red mist descend with Leon Britton, Tom Butler and Stephen McPhail - twice - sent off in recent years.
He was in control until seeing the red mist and fighting the wrong tactics.
However that didn't stop my big mate seeing the red mist as he threw Forfar's Darren Gribben around his six yard box like a wet tracksuit, which resulted in him picking up two yellows within seconds of each other.