the green-eyed monster

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the green-eyed monster definition


Jealousy: “Carl has really been bitten by the green-eyed monster; he gets jealous if his wife so much as talks to another man.” This metaphor was coined by William Shakespeare in his play Othello.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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