Today’s idiom: “green with envy”

3 Oct

English is full of idioms that use colours to emphasise something. One of the oldest and most common ones is “green with envy”. It simply means: to be extremely envious.

For example: When Princess Leia saw her sister’s new diamond ring, she was green with envy.

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You can find more idioms about feelings and moods here:

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