be green with envy

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.
See also: envy, green
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He is a Keen sports fan, but believes some of his weeKly golfing chums - nicKnamed the EGGS (Elderly Gentlemen's Golfing Society) - will be green with envy.
That's reason enough to be green with envy, Coloradans.
No doubt they will be green with envy on their walks through Roath Park.
Wonder if she'll be green with envy over our snap of the lovebirds.
NOW your mates can be green with envy - we have a copy of the game and a unique green X-box to play it on.
I'm not saying that the relatively mature skilled nursing home industry should be green with envy because assisted living, its rapidly growing sister industry, still has plenty of room for growth - at least, I'm not saying that exactly.
Armed forces all over the world will be green with envy at the training facilities that Britain's soldiers, sailors and airforce will get.