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a Frankenstein's monster

something that cannot be controlled and that attacks or destroys the person who invented it
Usage notes: This phrase comes from the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Giving extra powers to the army turned it into a Frankenstein's monster that is now threatening to overthrow the ruling party.
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the green-eyed monster

the feeling of being jealous Do you think his criticisms of Jack are valid or is it just a case of the green-eyed monster?
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green-eyed monster

Jealousy, as in Bella knew that her husband sometimes succumbed to the green-eyed monster. This expression was coined by Shakespeare in Othello (3:3), where Iago says: "O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on." It is thought to allude to cats, often green-eyed, who tease their prey. Also see green with envy.
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meth monster

n. a habitual user of methamphetamine. These teenage meth monsters can be a real menace when they need juice.
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1. n. any powerful drug affecting the central nervous system. (Drugs.) This PCP is a monster. Why don’t the cops put a stop to it?
2. mod. having to do with a powerful or addictive drug. (Drugs.) Where the devil did you get that monster dust?

monster weed

n. cannabis; powerful marijuana. (Drugs.) This is what they call monster weed. Stay away from it. It may have angel dust on it.
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