a (sudden) rush of blood (to the head)

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a (sudden) rush of blood (to the head)

A sudden feeling of excitement or anger that causes one to act in unexpected ways. It must have been a sudden rush of blood to the head that made Gary lash out at Ron, because he's usually so calm.
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a rush of blood

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a rush of blood to the head

If you have a rush of blood or a rush of blood to the head, you suddenly do something foolish or dangerous which you would not normally do. It was a rush of blood by the United goalkeeper that was to cost them the game. I don't know what made me say it — I must have had a sudden rush of blood to the head.
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a rush of blood (to the head)

a sudden attack of wild irrationality in your thinking or actions.
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The general's threat did not come from a sudden rush of blood.
The duo survived till tea and took the side to 67 for five, but having added another 11 more to the total, a sudden rush of blood from skipper Ahmad again put Pakistan off track.
It was inevitable there would be contact, it was a sudden rush of blood from the player.
It was inevitable that there would be contact, it was a sudden rush of blood from the player.
Coventry made an instant impact when Harry Horsley bowled Ben Hudson for a duck in the first over but fellow opener David Hemming got his head down to resist for 99 balls before a sudden rush of blood saw him run out for 37.
It went again and the sudden rush of blood to my hamstring sent the alarm bells ringing.
Debates, if it were a sudden rush of blood in Rahul's head or a culmination of a behind the scene process are not particularly meaningful.
The reason Hodgson selected Townsend after just one Spurs start was not because he had a sudden rush of blood after witnessing one decent performance.
It was a sudden rush of blood from Martin that sparked the game back into life after a dull period of play.
FUN Chris has sudden rush of blood to the legs BIG GWYN Actress and Jay-Z share a laugh RAPPED UP Jay-Z gives Gwyn friendly hug CROCKS Chris in cast has fun with Gwyn and Jay-Z.
And although I don't think he's after her money - he seems to have plenty of his own - I'm quite wary of this sudden rush of blood to the head.
Young men in the souped-up versions of their own vehicles, experiencing a sudden rush of blood to the head.
But just as his first century in 20 Test innings came into view, Strauss had a sudden rush of blood to the head and charged legspinner Anil Kumble which resulted in disastrous consequences.
Chad Bartie frontside flips the groin at one of Southern California's few decent parks--Chino--while the Vert Vamp Andrechts a sudden rush of blood to the head at Klamath Falls, Oregon
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