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English definition of “be green with envy”

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be green with envy

C2 to be very unhappy because someone has something that you want: Chad is heading off to Spain for the week, and I'm green with envy.
Translations of “be green with envy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 十分妒忌,非常嫉妒, 眼紅…
in Russian завидовать…
in Turkish kıskançlıktan çatlamak, hasetlik etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十分忌妒,非常嫉妒, 眼红…
in Polish pękać z zazdrości…
(Definition of be green with envy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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