envy is the sincerest form of flattery

envy is the sincerest form of flattery

proverb Expressions of envy are complimentary, as they signal that someone yearns for something that you exude or possess. A: "Laura drives me nuts. I'm so jealous of her having a boyfriend, I could scream." B: "I hate to tell you this, but envy is the sincerest form of flattery."
See also: envy, flattery, form, of, sincere
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