Green Eyed Monster
The "green eyed monster" is jealousy, and one is said to be suffering from the green eyed monster when feeling envious of another.

The history of the phrase "green eyed monster" is the same as that of Green with Envy. The color green, long associated with poor humours, fear or illness, was connected to envy in Shakespeare's play, "Othello", which reads: "Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on". Shakespeare later describes envy as the "green sickness" in his work, "Anthony & Cleopatra".

Use Example - Mary can't stop talking about Scott's new raise and how she didn't get one too. I told her to beware the green eyed monster.

Source Tags : Shakespeare     Concept Tags : Jealousy