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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Green-Eyed Jealousy or Green-eyed Monster.
 
Expressions used by Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice, iii. 2; Othello, iii. 3). As cats, lions, tigers, and all the green-eyed tribe “mock the meat they feed on,” so jealousy mocks its victim by loving and loathing it at the same time.   1
 


 Green Baize Road (Gentlemen of the).Green in my Eye. 

 
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