be the envy of somebody/something
be the envy of (someone or something)
To be that which is most admired or envied by someone or something. You guys will be the envy of the neighborhood once your new pool is finished. As the only one with a window, Beth's corner office is the envy of the department.
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be the envy of somebody/somethingbe a person or thing that other people admire and that causes feelings of envy: Our new games console was the envy of all the kids in the street.
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