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.
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a rush of blood (to the head)

a sudden attack of wild irrationality in your thinking or actions.
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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. Keep calm, I will call again tomorrow," said Metivier; and putting his fingers to his lips he hastened away.
It was authentic in Alencon that Mademoiselle Cormon suffered from rush of blood to the head. She confided her ills to the Chevalier de Valois, enumerating her foot-baths, and consulting him as to refrigerants.
Which British band released a 2002 album, entitled A Rush of Blood to the Head? 4.
Wellington -- A rush of blood to the head cost New Zealand opener Jeet Raval his wicket and gifted Sri Lanka a breakthrough with the last ball before lunch on day two of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday.
ALL-STAR No.1 Rory Beggan laughed off his first Championship point from play as "a rush of blood to the head".
They had three albums - A Rush Of Blood To The Head, X&Y and Parachutes - in the chart.
They won Best Album three times - Parachutes (2001), A Rush of Blood to the Head (2003), X&Y (2006).
A Rush of Blood to the Head was and still is my fave album,' Curtis wrote in the caption.
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).
I think he got a rush of blood to the head. I don't think he's meant to hurt him.
The home side led 3-1 with half an hour left before Kelly's rush of blood to the head.
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.