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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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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.
The red mist descended on Gerry Watt, earning him a red card which ruined any chance Shotts had of a win in their 3000th competitive match.
Giving him a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, the judge said: "Somebody got your goat up and the red mist descended and you lashed out.
But his notoriety has mushroomed since December 20 last year when the red mist descended on Beckham in a game against the Carolina Panthers and his head-to-head match-up with defensive back Josh Norman.
"Something was said, a terrible red mist descended and the rest remains a blur.
He was involved in an on-theground scuffle with Andries Strauss but the red mist descended and he butted the Edinburgh centre in the head.
Yeovil's red mist descended in the 66th minute, when Webster was sent off for pulling back home substitute Royston Drenthe.
Rooney red mist is never far away 5 WAYNE Rooney's temper has often got the better of him and the red mist descended once again at the Cardiff City Stadium.