Green with Envy

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To get resentful, bitter or envious with someone, Getting jealous and invidious

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  • Colors are often believed to describe things around. As the color red often represents anger, someone with red face clearly shows his or her anger. The color blue is considered to be describing feelings of sadness and loneliness. In the 17th century, Shakespeare used the color green to describe expression of a jealousy and also desire to get what other have. He used jealousy as “green sickness in his famous plays Cleopatra and Antony.
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Nora knew that when she would show her new watch to the girls in her group, they all will be green with envy.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Green with Envy':

green with envyConsumed by envy; envious to the point where it is noticeable to others.
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