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Jekyll and Hyde

A person whose personality drastically changes between good and bad. A reference to the main character in the book Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Ever since Kyle became a teenager, he's turned into a real Jekyll and Hyde, and it's impossible to anticipate his mood at any given time.
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Jekyll and Hyde

someone with both an evil and a good personality. (From the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.) Bill thinks Mary is so soft and gentle, but she can be very cruel—she is a real Jekyll and Hyde. Jane doesn't know that Fred is a Jekyll and Hyde. She sees him only when he is being kind and generous, but he can be very cruel.
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a Jekyll and Hyde

someone whose personality has two different parts, one very nice and the other very unpleasant
Usage notes: This phrase comes from the main character in the book The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
You can't depend on him to be friendly - he's a Jekyll and Hyde.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
But if we could dodge those dreary seats she longed to see me try my luck, and I sought to exclude them from the picture by drawing maps of London with Hyde Park left out.
Well, sir," said the gentleman, "if that is your resolution, the message I am to deliver to you is that my lord desires the favour of your company this morning in Hyde Park.
All looked as brilliant and harmless as a Hyde Park review.
I jumped in and told the man to drive rapidly towards Hyde Park.
They held their course at this rate, until they had passed Hyde Park corner, and were on their way to Kensington: when Sikes relaxed his pace, until an empty cart which was at some little distance behind, came up.
They had walked along the Strand, and into Pall Mall, and had turned up-hill towards Hyde Park Corner; Bradley Headstone waiting on the pace and lead of Riderhood, and leaving him to indicate the course.
Henry Hyde is portrayed as being above politics," said one of them.
Hyde disarmingly confessed that most of the pieces were ground-clearing operations or surveys of printed sources, designed in the main to raise, not answer, questions.
His story is of Hyde County, North Carolina, a desolate expanse of salt marsh and farms along the Pamlico Sound, just off the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1977, Malone & Hyde established a wholly owned Bermuda insurance subsidiary, Eastland, to provide reinsurance for itself and its subsidiaries.
A woman came up to him and began to ask about, you guessed it, Henry Hyde.
Hyde Park focuses on debt placement for improved commercial real estate properties and business finance transactions nationwide.
Paragon Principal Jerry Guerra, who last year completed a 10,000 s/f lease in the same building on behalf of another tenant, represented Cook, Hall & Hyde.
Doorman Carl Marsh, 19, attacked university student Rupert Hyde after a brawl between Wales and England supporters.
John Platz, president, Hyde Marine said, Partnering with Choice helps Hyde Marine deploy a highly skilled engineering team dedicated to helping the maritime industry comply with ballast water treatment requirements, particularly for upcoming dry dockings and retrofit ballast water treatment systems .