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a jealous eye

1. The gaze of an envious person. I think you'd be much happier if you just focused on your own life, instead of looking at all of your peers with a jealous eye. Before I got my long-overdue raise, I used to cast a jealous eye over everyone else on the team. I don't look at everyone at the gym with a jealous eye, I just focus on strengthening my own unique body.
2. An intense interest in and possessiveness over that which one has. If you need a loan, don't go to Jed. He keeps a jealous eye over his money and is always reluctant to part with it. When they are in the presence of other men, Lord Preston always keeps a jealous eye on his beautiful wife. Good luck wresting the Fallon estate from the family—the eldest son certainly keeps a jealous eye over it.
See also: eye, jealous

doesn't have a (certain kind of) bone in (one's) body

Does not display the trait stated between "a" and "bone." (This phrase does not refer to an actual bone in the human skeleton.) I highly doubt that Jeannie started that vicious rumor about you—she doesn't have a mean bone in her body.
See also: body, bone, have, kind

keep a jealous eye on (someone)

To maintain an obsessive degree of interest in and possessiveness over a person in one's life. When they are in the presence of other men, Lord Preston always keeps a jealous eye on his beautiful wife.
See also: eye, jealous, keep, on

keep a jealous eye on (something)

To maintain an obsessive degree of interest in and possessiveness over something that one owns or controls. If you need a loan, don't go to Jed. He keeps a jealous eye over his money and is always reluctant to part with it.
See also: eye, jealous, keep, on

with a jealous eye

With envy. I think you'd be much happier if you just focused on your own life, instead of looking at all of your peers with a jealous eye.
See also: eye, jealous
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