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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.
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envy (one) for (something)

To feel jealousy toward someone for some reason. I envy my sister for her unflappable nature—criticism or judgment just does not bother her at all. Boy, do I envy you for your gorgeous red hair!
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green with envy

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.
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be the envy of (someone or something)

To be a source of interest and jealousy. You guys will be the envy of the neighborhood once your new pool is finished.
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envy someone for someone or something

to regard one with jealousy or resentment because of someone or something one has. I envy you for your lovely car. We all envy you for your beautiful children.
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*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

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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green with envy

If you are green with envy, you very much want to do something that another person is doing or have what they have. She told us she was going to live in Paris and we were all green with envy. This is the most exciting discovery I have made in 20 years of digging. Archaeologists everywhere will be green with envy. Note: This expression is usually used light-heartedly rather than disapprovingly. Note: A greenish-coloured skin on the face was traditionally believed to show jealousy.
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green with envy

very envious or jealous.
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be the envy of somebody/something

be 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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ˌgreen with ˈenvy

very jealous (= wanting something that somebody else has): He was green with envy when he saw their expensive new car.
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However, if there was a clearly deserved advantage associated with benign envy, both the envious and envied would be incentivized to be friendly to each other.
Malicious envy increased helpfulness among the envied in input envy and output envy scenarios, but decreased helpfulness in the input--output envy group.
I fear your envy, I rejoice in your coveting: On the ambivalent experience of being envied by others.
Warding off the evil eye: When the fear of being envied increases prosocial behavior.
The technology officers felt inferior to the corporate entrepreneurs, developing dissonance reduction mechanisms through which they blame the envied for their situation (Elster, 1998).
In both cases, the envied individuals did not develop envy toward their enviers, rather complementary emotions (feeling envied).
This was Sara's case as she observed and recognized envy and the resulting behaviors of both enviers and envied members in corporation V.
The emotion cycle unfolds over time with the appraisal of the situation by the enviers and the display of their post-emotional behavior triggering (t1) a secondary appraisal process and post-emotional behavior for the envied corporate entrepreneurs (t2), resulting in the creation of a new situation that is observed by the top management (t3) influencing the cognition and behavior of the latter (t4) toward the entrepreneurial act.
In the "Verde" case program, all three envied members of the program recognized envy toward them, and they interpreted the post-emotional behavior of their enviers asa negative contributor to the program' s performance, perceiving the behavior and emotional reaction of their enviers as inappropriate.
Further, the corporate entrepreneurs, feeling envied by their coworkers, contested their feeling of belonging in the organization (Turner & Stets, 2006), causing imbalances in managing their identity (Shepherd & Haynie, 2009).
In our study, benign envy activated the motivation to achieve the standard of excellence of the envied person, which then increased the perceived probability of winning the lottery.
Prior researchers have argued that malicious envy leads to less risk taking because maliciously envious individuals want to differentiate themselves from the envied target (van de Ven et al.
In our studies, risk-taking behaviors were not found to be related to the envied person.
Therefore, comparison to a person of the same gender may produce stronger envy, thereby increasing the risk-taking behavior of the envier if he or she perceives that the envied target is undeserving.