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 Green Dragoons (The).Green Goose (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Green Glasses.
 
To look through green glasses. To feel jealous of one; to be envious of another’s success.   1
        “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.
 


 Green Dragoons (The).Green Goose (A). 

 
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