the green-eyed monster

Definition of the green-eyed monster

informal
: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-eyed play
  1. : jealous

monster play
  1. : an animal or plant of abnormal form or structure

  2. : one who deviates from normal or acceptable behavior or character

  3. : a threatening force

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


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