green with envy
This week’s Idiom of the Week is: “green with envy”.
“Green with envy” is a saying that is used to describe someone who is “extremely jealous.”
Colors often take on descriptive meanings. Red sometimes means angry. Blue describes sad and lonely feelings. And since about 1600 (thanks to William Shakespeare) green has been associated with jealousy and desire. He referred to jealousy as “the green sickness” in his play Antony and Cleopatra.
Here is the idiom being used in a sentence:
When Edwin sees my new dirt bike, he will be green with envy.