green-eyed monster


Definition of green-eyed monster

: jealousy imagined as a monster that attacks people usually used with the Finally, he suffered from professional jealousy, although, at least in public, he kept the green-eyed monster at bay most of the time.— Ron FimriteCan it be that Suzanne was envious because you had a date? It sounds as if the green-eyed monster may have taken over and clouded her judgment.— Ann Landers

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere, The Times rounded up 10 of the best looks styled by costumer Patricia Field to unleash the (fashionable) green-eyed monster in all of us. Tara Paniogue,, "'Sex and the City': The top 10 looks from the fashion-forward series," 5 June 2018 At least one person has been bit by the green-eyed monster after the successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket last week. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Richard Branson Admits He's 'A Little Bit Jealous' of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launch," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of green-eyed monster

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green-eyed monster was circa 1616

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