Definition of the green-eyed monster in English:

the green-eyed monster

phrase

  • Jealousy personified.

    • ‘However, I have to admit that the green-eyed monster sometimes rears its head when I compare my puny attempts with those of your experts.’
    • ‘Charlotte Church, with her perfect teeth and beautiful voice, has brought out the green-eyed monster in many of us.’
    • ‘A staggeringly beautiful face, a body to die for, highly successful and brains to boot - the green-eyed monster in all of us would almost wish her personality to be something less - but it's not!’
    • ‘Designed exclusively for Habitat by Lance McGregor, this solid teak range is likely to bring out the green-eyed monster in the neighbours.’
    • ‘He realises that it's another attack of the green-eyed monster.’