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the red mist descends

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 the red mist descends, 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: descend, mist, red
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The African side were 1-0 down to an Ivica Olic goal but still in the game when Song saw the red mist descend five minutes before half-time (above).
And the 31-year-old former Lokomotiv Moscow striker also insisted he will not let the red mist descend in the future, even if he feels he has been hard done by.
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.
You don't want to let the red mist descend and lose the plot.
TROY Deeney admits that whenever he feels the red mist descend he takes advice from his Saddlers' team-mates and channels his aggression into goals instead of gripes.
Kilgannon said: "I let the red mist descend the last time and it was my fault, even though it was initially a heavy challenge by Muscat.
Before the hackles rise and the red mist descends, let this Englishman unequivocally state that no one has more respect than me for Rugby Wales; for the way the game has always been played here, for the passion and knowledge of the fans and the post match celebrations - win or lose.
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.
The red mist descends over normally mild-mannered butcher Ashley Peacock (Steven Arnold, above right), who flips his lid when he comes home to find his son Josh playing with recently-returned doctor Matt Ramsden (Stephen Beckett) - the boy's biological father.
Labour's transformation from socialism to social democracy represents one of the most extraordinary political achievements of the past decade, but every so often the red mist descends and all that has changed since 1997 is forgotten.
Wearing the arm band should also help him count to 10 on those occasional moments when the red mist descends.
Sometimes the red mist descends and he loses concentration quite easily.
On TV and film everything feels safe and properly done whereas on stage you can find yourself alone with a battleaxewielding actor when the red mist descends over his eyes.
We've all been there - the red mist descends - but you don't want that at Old Trafford," he said.