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Something that harms or destroys its creator and cannot be controlled. A reference to the monster in the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. At first, my side business seemed like a good idea, but it has turned into Frankenstein's monster, eating away at my time and finances.
the green-eyed monster
Jealousy. The phrase comes from the Shakespeare play Othello. My daughter often succumbs to the green-eyed monster when she sees the toys that her friends have.
1. Someone who abuses or is addicted to an amphetamine, especially methamphetamine. This state is a thoroughfare for methamphetamine to the rest of the country, so it's little wonder that there are so many meth monsters here. I came out to see some devious little meth monster stripping parts from my car.
2. An epidemic of methamphetamine abuse or addiction. A number of states are pouring resources into law enforcement and prevention campaigns to slow the spread of the meth monster, which has been destroying communities around the nation.
slang Marijuana that produces an exceptionally intense effect in those who smoke it. This strain of monster weed will make you hear music in a way you never have before. My roommate must have loaded the joint with some kind of monster weed, because I was almost catatonic after just one puff!
Jealousy, as in Bella knew that her husband sometimes succumbed to the green-eyed monster. This expression was coined by Shakespeare in Othello (3:3), where Iago says: "O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on." It is thought to allude to cats, often green-eyed, who tease their prey. Also see green with envy.
Frankenstein's monstera thing that becomes terrifying or destructive to its maker.
Frankenstein was the title of a novel written in 1818 by Mary Shelley . The scientist Frankenstein creates and brings to life a manlike monster which eventually turns on him and destroys him; Frankenstein is not the name of the monster itself, as is often assumed.
1991 John Kingdom Local Government & Politics in Britain The factories of the bourgeoisie had created another dangerous by-product, a Frankenstein's monster posing a constant sense of threat—the working class.
the green-eyed monsterjealousy. literary
Green is traditionally the colour of jealousy, as shown in the previous idiom green with envy and in this one, where the green-eyed monster is jealousy personified. This expression is a quotation from Shakespeare 's Othello, where Iago warns: ‘O! beware my lord of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on’.
the ˌgreen-eyed ˈmonster(humorous) a feeling of anger or unhappiness because somebody you like or love is showing interest in somebody else; jealousy: In next week’s programme we’ll be looking at the green-eyed monster, jealousy.This comes from Shakespeare’s play Othello.
n. a habitual user of methamphetamine. These teenage meth monsters can be a real menace when they need juice.
1. n. any powerful drug affecting the central nervous system. (Drugs.) This PCP is a monster. Why don’t the cops put a stop to it?
2. mod. having to do with a powerful or addictive drug. (Drugs.) Where the devil did you get that monster dust?
n. cannabis; powerful marijuana. (Drugs.) This is what they call monster weed. Stay away from it. It may have angel dust on it.