the red mist descends

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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Sometimes the red mist descends and he loses concentration quite easily.
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.
We've all been there - the red mist descends - but you don't want that at Old Trafford," he said.
Seeing Tony in the street, the red mist descends, she puts her foot down and tries to run him over.
It doesn't take much before the red mist descends and, next thing you know, you're locked up by the coppers for 18 hours.
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.
I'm confident I can restrain myself sufficiently to avoid that but, as I've said in the past, once the red mist descends I have no control over my emotions and anything that gets in the way is game for a kicking.
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.
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.
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 on Celtic captain Neil Lennon and at full-time with his side beaten 3-1 in the opening Old Firm clash of the season he is abusive towards ref Stuart Dougal for which he picks up a red card.
That feeling of blind rage, as the red mist descends and even the calmest of characters is sent into an inconsolable, foaming fury.
Find out why the red mist descends and the level of respect he holds for his fellow pros.
The red mist descends on Celtic captain Neil Lennon and at full-time, with his side beaten 3-1 in the season's opening Old Firm clash, he is unable to bite his tongue and is abusive to referee Stuart Dougal for which he picks up a straight red card.