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evil twin

1. A malignant, treacherous, and/or malicious counterpart of a person or thing. Our competitor sells similar products, but they manufacture them in sweatshops—they're like our evil twin.
2. In telecommunications networking, a hidden wireless access point located near a legitimate one, used for the purposes of eavesdropping or diverting sensitive personal information. I know you think I'm just a conspiracy theorist, but the government is using evil twins to listen in on digital communications between people all around the country!
See also: evil

evil twin

n. an illegal duplicate of an internet sign-in page into which people enter passwords and credit card numbers, thinking they are signing up for the real thing. There was an evil twin operating at the coffee shop, and I gave out my credit card number before I knew what was going on.
See also: evil
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Torst's list recently included a funky saison from Evil Twin called Ron & The Beast; a sour and salty German Rittergut Gose; Thisted Limfjords, a Baltic porter from Denmark; and Toccalmatto B Space Invader, a Cascadian IPA from Italy--to name just a few.
The evil twin has more fun, but I'm just a relaxed person.
We can identify which is the evil twin and which one is the good twin in each picture," says Karl.
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My evil twin - he talks to me in my head - has a view.
Gay old wives' tales like "I can't get it 'cause I'm a top" and its evil twin "I won't get it if he pulls out" provide the unwary with a sort of idiot's reassurance.
Crony capitalism is the evil twin of state capitalism in developing areas like Malaysia, Mexico, and Texas, in which government, for good or bad, performs many of the functions undertaken in more conventional capitalist communities by a native entrepreneurial elite of investors and inventors.
Cryptic Invasion A mild-mannered reed native to the United States was found innocent; it was being blamed for the environmental damage caused by an evil twin from abroad (161: 118).
The Evil Twin that the Minnesota family keeps naked, chained to the wall in the attic.
Under the name, "The Evil Twin," Briley and DJ Elyse create techno-industrial soundscapes, such as the 2006 CD release "Realization (Music for the Terminally Insane)," as well as movie and commercial sound tracks.
Got The Time - ironically the one thing they didn't have - Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't, Antisocial, Evil Twin, In The End, Indians and Among The Living was all they could shoehorn in, although the exclusion of I Am The Law raised a few eyebrows.
It was founded by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso, who moved his Evil Twin Brewing outfit from Copenhagen to NYC in 2012, so it's suitably cool and Scandinavian, all stripped wood and pale shades.
If we're getting Morgan back, there has to be a swap with his evil twin.
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Now Debbie's follow-up Nativity 2 is being released in cinemas next month and sees former Doctor Who star David Tennant as St Bernadette School's over-anxious supply teacher - and his evil twin brother.