seeing red

Idiom

Seeing Red

Definition

Seeing red is an idiom used to describe a feeling of intense anger and rage.

Examples

I was seeing red when my brother destroyed my favorite toy.

She was seeing red after she found out her friend had lied to her about her whereabouts.

Origin

This idiom originated in the 1800s in reference to the color of a bull’s eyes when it is angered.

Faqs

What does it mean to see red?

Seeing red is an idiom used to describe a feeling of intense anger and rage.

Where did this idiom originate?

This idiom originated in the 1800s in reference to the color of a bull’s eyes when it is angered.