mist


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

lost in the mists of time

Lost or forgotten due to having occurred or existed so far in the past. For all that we've learned about these ancient structures, most of their purpose has been lost in the mists of time.
See also: lost, mist, of, time

mist over

1. To become covered in condensation. The windows misted over in the early hours of the cold morning.
2. To cause something to become covered in condensation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mist" and "over." The warm air of the shop misted my glasses over as I stepped in from the cold.
3. To fill with tears. (Said of one's eyes.) I'll never forget the way my grandfather's eyes would mist over whenever we got in the car to drive back home at the end of each summer.
See also: mist, over

mist up

1. To become filled with mist. The pasture often misted up as the cool night gave way to the warmth of the morning.
2. To become covered in or obscured by condensation. The windows misted up in the early hours of the cold morning. My glasses misted up as I came in out of the cold air.
3. To cause something to become covered in condensation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mist" and "up." The warm air of the shop misted my glasses up as I stepped in from the cold. My breath misted up the windows of the car as I sat waiting in the parking lot for Lisa.
4. Of eyes, to fill with tears. It broke my heart to see my mother's eyes mist up as I said goodbye.
See also: mist, up

red mist

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 he sees the red mist, 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: mist, red

Scotch mist

A thick mist and drizzling rain, as is common in some parts of Scotland and England. Primarily heard in UK. I hope you brought your umbrella today, because we'll be walking in a Scotch mist.
See also: mist, scotch

see (the) red mist

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 he sees red mist, 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 I must have seen red mist because, the next thing I knew, I was being dragged away with bloodied knuckles.
See also: mist, red, see

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mist over

 and mist up
[for glass] to fog up; [for glass] to develop a coating of water vapor so that one cannot see. The windshield misted over and we could hardly see out. The glass misted up and we had to wipe it off.
See also: mist, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mist over

or mist up
v.
1. To cover something with fine droplets of water or some other misty substance: The sprinkler automatically mists over the plants in the greenhouse every day. The humid air misted the mirrors up.
2. To become covered with fine droplets of water or some other misty substance; fog up: The cold windshield misted over with our moist breath. I turned on the blower because the car windows had misted up.
3. To become full of tears: As they sang the old songs, my eyes misted over. I mist up whenever I think of home.
See also: mist, over
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
LANCOME ROSE MILK MIST PS25, lancome.co.uk THIS lush-smelling honey, almond oil and roseessence milk holds such promise of being a lovely, fine mist, but splatters out of the bottle and needs rubbing in.
That's why they're, for the most part, cheaper than their eau de toilette or parfum counterparts, so you can add a generous dose of mist to your hair and use your precious perfume more sparingly.
"For maximum benefits, use a mist under make-up - I use mine after cleansing the face, before my moisturiser," Thottrup says.
9 Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Mist, PS16, Beauty Flash Best for: The frequent flyer Air travel can leave your skin feeling extremely dehydrated, but regular blasts with a mini mist can negate the effects of a long haul flight.
According to the official description of the product, the Unicorn Mist contains extracts of roses from France and Bulgaria.
By deploying Mist and HID Location Services together, enterprises have a proven solution to electronically touch and validate anything that moves, playing a strategic role in IoT environments, said Bob Friday, Founder & CTO at Mist.
HID Global[R], a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, and Mist Systems, a pioneer in self-learning wireless networks powered by artificial intelligence (AI), have announced that the two companies are working together to converge Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-based location services with Wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure for better deployment, management, and operations of IoT devices, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 21, 2019-HID Global, Mist Systems to drive
BROKEN ARROW Earthly Mist plans to open a licensed medical marijuana dispensary on Jan.
People get refreshed in a water mist facility in Budapest.
Man goes overboard on Maid of the Mist near Horseshoe Falls
Bristol, the Dubai-based leader in fire protection services and equipment, has unveiled the Low-Pressure Water Mist Fire Suppression System at the Intersec exhibition and conference in Dubai.
This morning residents in Swansea Bay and as far as Port Talbot would have woken to warm air and a thick mist.
The certificate awarding ceremony of the short-course on 'Micro-controller and Robotics' was held Tuesday at Multipurpose Hall of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) at Mirpur Cantonment in the city, reports BSS.