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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.
See also: descend, mist, red
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United's Scouse striker Wayne Rooney will once again be the centre of attention for a fixture which rarely disappoints and often explodes with both teams capable of letting the red mist descend on the most bitter of rivalries.
Don Hutchison knows how it feels >to have the red mist descend. Right: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew and City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini
And the 31-year-old former Lokomotiv Moscow striker also insisted he will not let the red mist descend in the future, even if he feels he has been hard done by.
You don't want to let the red mist descend and lose the plot.
The African side were 1-0 down to an Ivica Olic goal but still in the game when Song saw the red mist descend five minutes before half-time (above).
TROY Deeney admits that whenever he feels the red mist descend he takes advice from his Saddlers' team-mates and channels his aggression into goals instead of gripes.
Geraghty is, however, just 12/1 to be sent off - I'd imagine he'll be getting plenty of lip from the Dublin lads, but will the red mist descend?
And I thought, if only Joey Barton had ignored Tevez, Aguero and Kompany at the Etihad Stadium and let his red mist descend on Samir Nasri (left), would he now be a national hero...
"You will not be seeing any more red mist descend for me that's for sure.
But the red mist descended for former Bluebirds loan star Arter as two yellow cards in two minutes saw him given his marching orders, and Scott Parker's men were forced to hang on for a draw.
The red mist descended over Vettel as he took aim at the stewards on the radio after the race, failed to park his car in the area reserved for the top three and initially refused to take part in the podium celebrations.
The red mist descended, and a red card rightly followed, when he thumped the ball into the crowd to pick up a second booking.
The red mist descended a bit when I thought of my morning and evening journey.
Judge Aubrey added: "The red mist descended upon you because of the amount of alcohol you had drunk.
Gavan's lawyer claimed his client had wanted to "have it out" with McGregor and that "the red mist descended" and Gavan drove at him in a silver Vauxhall Astra.