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See red   /si rɛd/   Listen
See red

Become angry.  Synonym: anger.

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"See red" Quotes from Famous Books

... said. 'It might have happened, without any intention on his part. If Hobart found him there with Jane ... and if they quarrelled ... Gideon's got a quick temper, and Hobart always made him see red.... He might have hit him—pushed him down, without meaning to injure him—and then it would be done. And then—if he did it—he must have left the house at once ... perhaps not knowing he'd killed him. Perhaps ...
— Potterism - A Tragi-Farcical Tract • Rose Macaulay

... bed in her childish nightgown saying her prayers aloud, and would waken crying—as he had cried in those awful young days. Against social immorality or village light-mindedness he was relentlessly savage. He allowed for no palliating or exonerating facts. He began to see red when he heard of or saw lightness in a married woman, and the outside world frequently said that this characteristic bordered ...
— The Shuttle • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... chair. "Think so?" he said. "Well, it's a good fault, old chap. I can't stand bullying from anyone—makes me see red at once." ...
— Charles Rex • Ethel M. Dell

... down in the cabbage patch, is the villain. Just why he should be tryin' to hide among a lot of cabbage plants not over three inches high, I don't stop to think. All I knew was that here was someone prowlin' around at night on my premises, and all in a flash I begins to see red. Swingin' Vee behind me, I unlimbers the old pistol and cocks it. I didn't care whether this was the open season for burglars or not. I wanted to get this one, ...
— The House of Torchy • Sewell Ford

... led them to endure these things without revolt—ideals higher than the selfish motives of life. They did not fight for greed or glory, not for conquest, nor for vengeance. Hatred was not the inspiration of the mass of them, for I am certain that except in hours when men "see red" there was no direct hatred of the men in the opposite trenches, but, on the other hand, a queer sense of fellow—feeling, a humorous sympathy for "old Fritz," who was in the same bloody mess as themselves. Our generals, it is true, ...
— Now It Can Be Told • Philip Gibbs

... to the ranch. He was eager to see Red Mack, Smiles, Graham, Pop, and the Deans. He hoped it would be Red who would meet him—and that he would bring his horse down so that they could go back to the ranch on horseback. Of course, in all likelihood, it ...
— Ted Marsh on an Important Mission • Elmer Sherwood

Words linked to "See red" :   raise the roof, feel, steam, experience, bridle

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