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  • noun idiomatic uncontrollable rage
  • noun anger sufficient to cloud judgement, to stop clear thinking.


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  • 1. (idiomatic) uncontrollable rage

    2. anger sufficient to cloud judgement, to stop clear thinking.

    "What was that tackle about?

    The red mist still descends on Beckham occasionally."

    November 2, 2008

  • I know I'm not the milk and honey kind

    Today I proved it true

    When the red mist falls around my eyes

    I know not what I do

    Please give me back today

    And I won't say the things I said

    Or do that thing I did

    Every minute, every hour

    The replay's just the same

    And I can't stand the shame

    Oh let me start today again

    - Paul Kelly, 'If I Could Start Today Again'.

    November 2, 2008

  • I haven't heard this exact phrase, but I've heard "seeing red" or "seen red" to describe the phenomenon.

    Also, I've actually seen red myself. It's very disturbing.

    November 2, 2008