Jekyll and Hyde
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British Dictionary definitions for Jekyll and Hyde
- a person with two distinct personalities, one good, the other evil
- (as modifier)a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality
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Idioms and Phrases with Jekyll and Hyde
A personality alternating between good and evil behavior, as in You never know whether Bob will be a Jekyll or a Hyde. This expression comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). Also see lead a double life.