Green eyed monster

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Meaning.......Jealousy

Origin

Green is a colour associated with sickness, possibly because people's skin takes on a slightly greenish tinge when they are seriuosly ill. Green is also the colour of many unripe foods that cause stomach pains.

The phrase was used by, and possibly coined by, Shakespeare to denote jealousy, in The Merchant of Venice:

Portia: ' How all the other passions fleet to air, As doubtful thoughts, and rash-embraced despair, And shuddering fear, and green-eyed jealousy! O love, Be moderate; allay thy ecstasy, In measure rein thy joy; scant this excess. I feel too much thy blessing: make it less, For fear I surfeit.'

Shakespeare also alludes to cats as green-eyed monsters in the way that they play with mice before killing them.

Iago: 'O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger; But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, ye

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Poverty and Wealth

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old money 世襲財産、資産家

new money にわか成金、ニューマネー、新規融資


inherit 財産を相続する、所有する、手に入れる

      inherit a fortune   財産を相続する、財産を受け継ぐ

earn

purchasing power

donations to charity

independently wealth

Billionaire 億万長者

millionare 大金持ち、大富豪、百万長者



permanent underclass

Royalty

upperclass

middleclass

lowerclass



労働者   blue collar

        workers

       manual labor



welfare

ghetto みすぼらしい、低品質の スラム街、貧民街

slum

shanty town 貧民街

impoerished 生活の苦しい、貧窮化した、貧乏な、貧困に陥った、極貧の、(土地が)やせた

impoverished country 貧困にあえぐ国



The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.

live on a shoostring budget

popverty is a vicious cycle

in a spirit of charity

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