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British pronunciation/sˈiː ɹˈɛd/
American pronunciation/sˈiː ɹˈɛd/
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to suddenly become enraged and uncontrollably angry

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to [see] red definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "see red" and when to use it?

The idiom "see red" is believed to have originated from the physiological response of the human body during intense emotional states, particularly anger. The phrase is commonly used in situations where individuals feel deeply angered, provoked, or threatened, leading to an intense visceral reaction. It can be used during arguments, conflicts, or confrontations when emotions run high and individuals may act impulsively or aggressively.

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When she found out about the betrayal, she saw red and confronted the person immediately.
I have a feeling their insincere apology will make him see red and escalate the situation.
If they continue to ignore her, she will see red and demand to be heard.
Whenever they interrupt him during a presentation, he sees red and loses his train of thought.
Every time he insults her, she sees red and can't help but respond angrily.
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