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Definition of red mist in English:


chiefly British
Used in reference to a fit of extreme anger that temporarily clouds a person’s judgement: for the second time in a week, the red mist descended on Rooney
More example sentences
  • The second-half found a touch of the Ilkley red mist descending.
  • In the second period, Leeds' red mist cleared sufficiently for them to start looking the better side, even with 10 men.
  • Sorry mate, the red mist descends whenever I see that pop video thing.


Mid 19th century: from the supposed physiological effect of a rush of blood to the head in anger or excitement.

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