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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Young men in the souped-up versions of their own vehicles, experiencing a sudden rush of blood to the head.
Strauss, like all the England batsmen, loves playing at the home of cricket and until a sudden rush of blood to the head saw him charge Anil Kumble and get caught he was on course for another fairytale day at the ground where he hit a ton on a memorable debut.
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