the green-eyed monster

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.
See also: monster

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.
See also: monster

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’.
See also: monster

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.
See also: monster
References in periodicals archive ?
In Othello, Iago warns Othello: 'Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.'
The green-eyed monster has an ugly face It's a common trait of the human race Jealousy is a mighty strong emotion Often the cause of great commotion Apparently jealousy comes from the heart Which can tear lovers and couples apart Jealousy in fact is often misplaced Often leaving the guilty very red faced Perhaps it's best to keep our emotions in check Left to run wild they can have a devastating effect We have all looked the green-eyed monster in the eye Yes in the mirror you have met eye to eye So when the green-eyed monster eventually appears You have been warned it could all end in tears GEORGE McLANDERS
Shakespeare referred to it as the green-eyed monster. The first time it was evident to me was decades ago when I watched a friend approach her boyfriend with sarcastic taunts.
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm MAYA has turned into the green-eyed monster watching Liv and Jacob grow closer.
to all the drama in the Square, on the cobbles and in the Dales EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm MAYA has turned into the green-eyed monster watching Liv and Jacob grow closer.
My insider says: "Caroline had the time of her life." I'm sure Caz's ex Andrew Brady will have a touch of the green-eyed monster
Albert's friendship with a female mathematician rouses the green-eyed monster.
Meanwhile, Bex is infatuated and turns into the green-eyed monster when she finds out Sonia is meeting Gethin at the cafe.
Jane is back and staying with Masood, which brings out the green-eyed monster in Ian.
Assaf, the crooning Palestinian sweetheart and winner of Arab Idol, is clearly still a poster-boy for Palestinian women -- the picture of him and Sherine has been causing the green-eyed monster to rear its ugly head.
50 thinks flashing the greenbacks is funny, but it appears to be nothing but a bad case of the green-eyed monster.
JEALOUSY - "the green-eyed monster" in Shakespeare's Othello - drives Othello to murder.
As some people spend more time stroking their cats and dogs than having physical contact with their partner, this extreme bond can understandably cause the green-eyed monster to rise up - and 12 percent blame it for putting a strain on their relationship.
The green-eyed monster rears its ugly head and brings out all my insecurities."