This weeks fun phrase is ” Green-eyed monster”
History: More from Shakespeare. In Othello the villainous Iago is trying to make Othello mistrusts his wife, Desdemona. Iago drops hints about her relations with Cassio, saying other things:
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on………..
The allusion is to cats and tigers and other green-eyed animals, which toy with their victims before eating them, just as a jealous lover may both love and hate his beloved if he believes a rival is gaining her affections.