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Green Glasses


To look through green glasses. To feel jealous of one; to be envious of another’s success.

“If we had an average of theatrical talent, we had also our quantum of stage jealousies; for who looks through his green glasses more peevishly than an actor when his brother Thespian brings down the house with applause.”—C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 197.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Greek Gift (A)
Greek Life
Greek Trust
Green Bag
Green Bird (The)
Green Cloth
Green Dogs
Green Dragoons (The)
Green Glasses
Green Goose (A)
Green Gown (A)
Green Hands (a nautical phrase)
Green Horse (The)
Green Howards (The)
Green Isle
Green Knight (The)
Green Labour
Green Linnets
Green Man