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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

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

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 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

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
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