the green-eyed monster

Definition of the green-eyed monster

informal

  1. :  jealousy thought of as a monster that bites or attacks people She was bitten by the green-eyed monster. The green-eyed monster reared its (ugly) head when my ex-wife began dating someone else.

Word by Word Definitions

green-eyedplay
  1. :  jealous

monsterplay
  1. :  an animal or plant of abnormal form or structure

    :  one who deviates from normal or acceptable behavior or character

    :  a threatening force

  1. :  enormous or impressive especially in size, extent, or numbers


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