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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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When you find the red mist descending, you distract yourself.
WHEN people talk about the red mist descending on you in the heat of battle, I know exactly what they mean.
ROY KEANE was back in Republic of Ireland colours yesterday but this time without the red mist descending.
There have been sendingoffs in four of the last eight Merseyside dust-ups, and there's 9/4 available about the red mist descending today.
When Andy sinks to his knees on Centre Court after spanking Roger Federer in Sunday's final, I can see the red mist descending for Tiger Tim.
My heart rate surged and I knew I was going to have to fight hard to stop the red mist descending.