red mist

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red mist (plural red mists)

  1. (literally) A mist of red colour.
    the red mists of the morning
  2. (idiomatic) uncontrollable rage, anger sufficient to stop clear thinking.
    What was that tackle about? The red mist still descends on Beckham occasionally.
    • 2019 September 8, Andrew Benson, BBC Sport[1]:
      On the face of it, this appears to have fit into a pattern that seems familiar with Vettel's errors in recent times. In stressed moments, a sort of red mist seems to descend that reduces his capacity for rational thinking.