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.
See also: envy, green

be green with envy

to wish very much that you had something that another person has Sharon's going off to the south of France for three weeks and we're all green with envy.
See also: envy, green