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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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He was involved in an on-theground scuffle with Andries Strauss but the red mist descended and he butted the Edinburgh centre in the head.
The red mist descended shortly after Craig Forsyth (left) had hammered Derby in front for the first time with a powerful drive.
Just like I have to live with what I did when the red mist descended, so will Alan - who has a little bit of previous on this.
Rooney red mist is never far away 5 WAYNE Rooney's temper has often got the better of him and the red mist descended once again at the Cardiff City Stadium.
But the red mist descended in a frantic second 45 as Quigley first won and then missed a 64th minute penalty.
Christopher O'Gorman defending said: "He saw the two young men and the red mist descended.
The red mist descended when the clearly unfit sprinter could only finish fifth in the opening round at the Scandinavium Arena as Chambers angrily discarded his shirt and shoes.
Valentine was the first to go when the red mist descended .
That was until the red mist descended on Steadman, who was sent off for punching, and Stockport made full use of the extra man with two scores.
However, the red mist descended again in the two recent friendlies with Mexico and Japan as the 24-year-old grew frustrated at his side's lack of penetration.
However, the red mist descended when he threeputted for a bogey at the last with the sound of disco music blaring from a nearby tent.
The red mist descended on the top flight this weekend, with nine players sent off.
The red mist descended on the top flight at the weekend, with eight players sent off on Saturday and Birmingham's Barry Ferguson dismissed on Sunday.
The red mist descended when Don Cowie raced on to Grzegorz Rasiak's overhead kick to ram the ball into the net as a static defence looked hopefully for an offside flag that never came.
The conversion made it 13-6 to the home side and after another penalty apiece the red mist descended - or rather yellow peril took hold