Green with Envy
To be "green with envy" means to be jealous of someone else and to want what that person has, similar to that of saying one is suffering from the Green Eyed Monster.

Historically, the color green, in connection with having a pale greenish complexion, was associated with poor humours, fear or illness. Shakespeare appears to have dramatically increased the association between the color green and bad feelings in his play, "Othello", which reads: "Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on". He later followed this up in "Anthony and Cleopatra" where he describes envy as the "green sickness".

Use Example - Susan just got a huge raise at work; I am feeling green with envy!

Source Tags : Shakespeare     Concept Tags : Jealousy