green with envy

*green with envy

Fig. appearing jealous; appearing envious. (*Typically: be ~ become ∼.) My new car made my neighbor green with envy. Bill was green with envy that I won first place.
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green with envy

wishing very much that you had what someone else has Sharon's going off to the south of France for three weeks and we're all green with envy.
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green with envy

Full of desire for someone's possessions or advantages; extremely covetous. For example, Her fur coat makes me green with envy. Shakespeare described envy as the green sickness ( Anthony and Cleopatra, 3:2), but the current phrase, dating from the mid-1800s, is the one most often heard. Also see green-eyed monster.
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References in classic literature ?
The gleaming metal and jewels of the gorgeous ornaments of the men and women, duplicated in the trappings of the zitidars and thoats, and interspersed with the flashing colors of magnificent silks and furs and feathers, lent a barbaric splendor to the caravan which would have turned an East Indian potentate green with envy.
It turned Brer Merlin green with envy and spite, which was a great satisfaction to me.
But the two brothers had grown quite green with envy, and only declared the more that Ferko was nothing but a wicked magician.
There was enough crazy and rotten rubbish in the building to make a true brick-a-bracker green with envy.
The trophies that these Kro-lu left to the meat-eaters would have turned an English big-game hunter green with envy.
Yellow is but so is green as lawns and GREEN WITH ENVY plants come back to life.
If you are feeling a bit green with envy this coat is still available and is actually reduced from PS279 to PS195 online (although sizes are limited).
Learn how to do the most basic photographs to art creations that will make your competitors green with envy.
GREEN with envy at Kimberley Walsh landing the role of Princess Fiona in Shrek - see our piccy on page 19 - Lady Gaga slapped on ogre-coloured blusher for the recording of this weekend's Jonathan Ross show.
He may have ditched her for a sports star, but Holly is a true diamond in the rough, and it won't be long before she tees up a new man - leaving him green with envy.
My brother and cousin are green with envy, being Albion fans, and my wife - a Chelsea fan - smiled politely.
The vehicle features two A-line body-side stripes - either in matte black (standard) or white (optional), new five-spoke cast-aluminium wheels, and premium Dark Slate Nappa leather seats and a centre console that feature Green With Envy accent stitching to tie into the exterior.
CHICAGO , Feb 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The expanding muscle car market is going to be "Green With Envy" as the Dodge brand today announced a first-time, limited production run of the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and SRT8 392 models featuring Green With Envy exterior color.
Could Lord Cashcroft be green with envy now he is such close pals with the PM?
ARSENAL are today expected to announce annual figures that will leave many rival Premier League clubs green with envy.