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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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EASTENDERS killer Bobby Beale sees the red mist again as he lashes out at his stepsister Cindy.
I can see McIntosh coming in to try and counter Tony and will be hoping that Bellew sees the red mist and goes for the bombs.
It's not really a revenge thing- she just sees the red mist and goes berserk," said an insider.