be green with envy

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be green with envy

To be very jealous of another person. My daughter loves being on stage, so she is just green with envy that Alice got the lead in the school play. When I was a kid, I threw my brother's birthday cake on the floor because I was green with envy that it wasn't my birthday.
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They'll think we are jealous of them, I say, which is absolutely true, I am green with envy and I am miserable and upset and if you ask me, it is a rotten thing to do to your friends.
Congratulations to owners Jimmy Edgar and Bill Donaldson - even if I am green with envy - and every respect for their loyalty to an 'unfashionable' trainer and for giving him and his family the chance to prove what they are really capable of.
On behalf of the people of Liverpool, I am green with envy and just a little bit outraged.
To say I am green with envy is a huge understatement.
Please let James and Doris know I enjoyed their article and am green with envy.
Abby Larson, editor of Style Me Pretty said: "This is the best luxury experience we've ever offered and I am green with envy of the lucky bride that scores this prize.