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red mist

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 the 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 the red mist must have descended, because, the next thing I knew, I was being dragged away with bloodied knuckles.
See also: mist, red
References in classic literature ?
He has looked upon Man, and his eyeballs are clear(There was One; there is One, and but One, saith Kabir); The Red Mist of Doing has thinned to a cloud-- He has taken the Path for bairagi avowed!
Through the red mist that floated all around her, she could see high walls of changing light, where orange, blue, and violet flames went flickering to and fro, making graceful figures as they danced and glowed; and underneath these rainbow arches, little Spirits glided, far and near, wearing crowns of fire, beneath which flashed their wild, bright eyes; and as they spoke, sparks dropped quickly from their lips, and Ripple saw with wonder, through their garments of transparent light, that in each Fairy's breast there burned a steady flame, that never wavered or went out.
Slowly the red mist faded from before Tarzan's eyes.
He was led to speak harshly by the Red Mist of anger.
EASTENDERS killer Bobby Beale sees the red mist again as he lashes out at his stepsister Cindy.
When you find the red mist descending, you distract yourself.
When she found out, Katie said the red mist came over her.
In between the red mist, Smithies went a deep shade of crimson after pushing Craig Forsyth's looping cross into his own net with no-one challenging him.
WHEN people talk about the red mist descending on you in the heat of battle, I know exactly what they mean.
Christopher O'Gorman defending said: "He saw the two young men and the red mist descended.
There are some people who, though they might be nice, when they go onto the rugby field they see the red mist and lose control.
However, Mark Powell found the target for the hosts to draw them level but moments later the red mist descended for Lewis and the striker was dismissed, with the Lilywhites forced to defend a point.
On TV and film everything feels safe and properly done whereas on stage you can find yourself alone with a battleaxe-wielding actor when the red mist descends over his eyes.
I think he probably saw red - the red mist - he lost his head a little.
United's Scouse striker Wayne Rooney will once again be the centre of attention for a fixture which rarely disappoints and often explodes with both teams capable of letting the red mist descend on the most bitter of rivalries.