Green-eyed Monster

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When you are jealous you might get an attack from the green eyed monster.

This is a memorable image and yet one that we all know automatically relates to jealousy, it is a very common metaphor indeed.

But have you ever spared the mental time to wonder where this phrase comes from? No? Well here's the answer to the question that you never wondered about!

The phrase comes from Shakespeare and Othello in fact, where jealous y is described in just this way, perhaps referring to a cat that zealousy stares at and stalks its prey.

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