green-eyed monster
noun Date: 1604 jealousy

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  • green-eyed monster — The green eyed monster is an allegorical phrase for somebody s strong jealousy …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • green-eyed monster — ► NOUN (the green eyed monster) informal, humorous ▪ jealousy personified. ORIGIN from Shakespeare s Othello …   English terms dictionary

  • green-eyed monster — noun a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival) • Syn: ↑jealousy • Hypernyms: ↑envy, ↑enviousness * * * noun the green eyed monster informal : jealousy thought of as a monster that bites or attacks people She was bitten by the green eyed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • green eyed monster — Meaning Jealousy Green is a colour associated with sickness, possibly because people s skin takes on a slightly greenish tinge when the colour is drained from it. Green is also the colour of many unripe foods with cause stomach pains. Used by,… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • green-eyed monster — {n. phr.} Jealousy; envy. * /When John s brother got the new bicycle, the green eyed monster made John fight with him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • green-eyed monster — {n. phr.} Jealousy; envy. * /When John s brother got the new bicycle, the green eyed monster made John fight with him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • green-eyed monster — jealousy: Othello fell under the sway of the green eyed monster. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • green-eyed monster — noun Envy, jealousy, covetousness. [Iago:] O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on; [...] …   Wiktionary

  • green-eyed\ monster — n. phr. Jealousy; envy. When John s brother got the new bicycle, the green eyed monster made John fight with him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Green-eyed monster —   The green eyed monster is an allegorical phrase for somebody s strong jealousy …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • green-eyed monster — green′ eyed mon′ster n. jealousy • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

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