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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.
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descend from (someone or something)

1. Literally, to move from a higher point to a lower one. The bride looked simply gorgeous as she descended from the balcony in her flowing gown.
2. To originate from a particular ancestor or source. I was shocked to learn that I descended from key figures in the American Revolution.
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descend into (something)

To move down into something. The fireman descended into the sewers to save the kitten.
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descend on (something)

1. Literally, to drop onto someone or something. No one was too pleased when rain began to descend on our picnic.
2. By extension, to converge at a particular place or thing, often in great numbers. The kids descended on the birthday cake as soon as I set it down. People have descended on our town to attend that big software conference.
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descend to (something)

1. Literally, to move from a higher point to a lower one. If our plane is descending to the runway already, we might make our connecting flight after all.
2. To condescend to do something. Now that Billy's famous, I doubt he'll descend to call his own mother.
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be descended from (someone or something)

To be related a particular ancestor or bloodline. Is it true? Is she really descended from Benjamin Franklin?
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descend from someone

or some group [for a living creature] to come from a particular set of ancestors. I descend from a large family of Dutch traders. Wally is descended from Daniel Boone.
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descend from something

to move down from something. The bird descended from the top of the tree to a lower branch. Take care when you descend from the ladder.
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descend into something

to go down into something. The butler descended into the cellar for another bottle of wine. Fred descended into the canyon on an organized tour.
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descend to something

 
1. . Lit. to go down to something. I must descend to the lower level to greet the guests. Gerald descended to the front door to see who was there.
2. Fig. to condescend to do something; to stoop to doing something; to lower oneself to do something bad. I refuse to descend to the performance of such menial duties. I will not descend to a life of crime.
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descend (up)on someone or something

 
1. . Lit. [for something] to come down or fall upon someone or something. Flakes of fluffy snow descended upon the gentle slopes.
2. . Fig. [for people] to arrive or come to someone or something in great numbers. The petitioners descended upon the mayor's office in droves.
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be descended from

To be related to (an ancestor) by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation: She claims to be descended from European royalty.
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2(a), a "Clearance to 'descend via' authorizes pilots to: (1) Descend at pilot's discretion to meet published restrictions and laterally navigate on a STAR.
In the descent to nature, the origin cannot be put alongside the things that descend from it and be counted as though it were one of them.
At the bottom of the second field bear right through a metal gateway in a large farm gate and descend the hedged track into the village.
I passed the descend signal to my wingman, and my IP made the appropriate calls.
At the hill top bear left and then descend right by trees, passing to the right of Southfields Farm and its pond on to its entrance driveway.
Go slightly left to higher ground then continue to descend into the valley on the left to a stile in the wall.
Turn left to descend to the river bank and turn left beneath the road bridge to follow the river on the right to a small gate next to the remains of a railway bridge.
The airship drifted under some low clouds, getting a cooling effect that caused it to descend at 150 feet per minute.
The Embraer 145 jet aircraft - carrying 43 passengers - had been given permission by air traffic controllers to descend and land.
A controller mixed up the flight names and instructed Flight 907 to descend, but immediately after the order was given the plane's TCAS instructed the pilot to ascend to avoid a collision with approaching Flight 958.
Hence the need for an intermediate landing at the top of the box to which escalators descend from the level of the upper lines.
The three sets descend in target reps (10-8-6) and usually in weight as well.
Cholodenko not only escaped the Hollywood guilds for the promised land of New York City but managed to descend into the mysterious subculture of lesbian heroin chic and return to tell us the tale.
On the yellow bike the organs rise from a set of slots, but on the blue bike they descend down across the thigh onto the ferring, the sidecar passenger's fiberglass tray.
Given no other ATC altitude instructions you would fly 2600 from RSW until you need to descend to make 2000 as you cross ROGAN.