a (sudden) rush of blood (to the head)(redirected from a sudden rush of blood)
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 bloodor
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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