a (sudden) rush of blood (to the head)

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a (sudden) rush of blood (to the head)

A sudden feeling of excitement or anger that causes one to act in unexpected ways. It must have been a sudden rush of blood to the head that made Gary lash out at Ron, because he's usually so calm.
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a rush of blood

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a rush of blood to the head

If you have a rush of blood or a rush of blood to the head, you suddenly do something foolish or dangerous which you would not normally do. It was a rush of blood by the United goalkeeper that was to cost them the game. I don't know what made me say it — I must have had a sudden rush of blood to the head.
See also: blood, of, rush

a rush of blood (to the head)

a sudden attack of wild irrationality in your thinking or actions.
See also: blood, of, rush
References in classic literature ?
One day as he rode along on horseback, near Kirklees Abbey, he was seized with so violent a rush of blood to the head that he reeled and came near falling from his saddle.
Position cannot be an indifferent matter; and we must, as much as possible, prevent the rush of blood to the head.
The prince is not very well: bile and rush of blood to the head.
It was authentic in Alencon that Mademoiselle Cormon suffered from rush of blood to the head.
A Rush of Blood to the Head was and still is my fave album,' Curtis wrote in the caption.
The pair were strolling along when Chris, whose albums include A Rush Of Blood To The Head, suddenly grabbed his partner for a pavement pasa doble.
As a nation we must ensure the rush of blood to the head that was the boom is never repeated and that we never live beyond our means again.
They are Parachutes (2000), A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002), X&Y (2006), Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008) and Mylo Xyloto (2011).
The home side led 3-1 with under half an hour to play before Kelly's rush of blood to the head.
Now, with just one missed good old days from Tiger, only for a rush of blood to the head round of 79 on Saturday to cost them the game's biggest draw.
Right-back Sido Jombati was the principal culprit, suffering a crazy rush of blood to the head that gifted York their second equaliser in the 54th minute.
0 HULL manager Steve Bruce criticised red-carded striker Yannick Sagbo for a "stupid" rush of blood to the head - but praised his remaining 10 men for holding out to secure a 1-0 win over Norwich.
BRITISH director Tony Scott reunites with Denzel Washington here for this cinematic rush of blood to the head, inspired by true events, which follows the exploits of two brave men to stop a runaway locomotive before it derails.
Their subsequent albums A Rush of Blood to the Head and X & Y were also well-received while their latest effort earned the band this year's Grammy for Best Rock Album.
I don't know if it was a case of the horse being too fresh on his reappearance, Jean-Pierre Guillambert having a rush of blood to the head or a combination of both, but Cupid's Glory as good as bolted from the gates and was five lengths up at halfway.