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Frankenstein's monster

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.
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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.
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meth monster

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.
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monster weed

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!
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green-eyed monster

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.
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Frankenstein's monster

a 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.
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the green-eyed monster

jealousy. 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’.
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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.
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meth monster

n. a habitual user of methamphetamine. These teenage meth monsters can be a real menace when they need juice.
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monster

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?

monster weed

n. cannabis; powerful marijuana. (Drugs.) This is what they call monster weed. Stay away from it. It may have angel dust on it.
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It's very subjective,'' Burns says of the criteria he applied when selecting the dozens of movie monsters that howl and hiss and fly through the one-hour documentary.