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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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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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Jekyll and Hyde

a person alternately displaying opposing good and evil personalities.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ( 1886 ) is a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson , in which the physician Jekyll, in order to indulge his evil instincts, uses a drug to create the persona of Hyde, which at first he can assume at will but which gradually gains control of him.
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a ˌJekyll and ˈHyde

a person with two separate personalities or ways of behaving, one good, pleasant, etc. and one evil, unpleasant, etc: He’s a real Jekyll and Hyde. At home he shouts at his wife and children all the time; at work he’s always charming and friendly.This comes from a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in which Dr Jekyll takes a drug which separates the good and bad sides of his personality into two characters. All the negative aspects go into the character of Mr Hyde.
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The Hydes had planned for 2016 to be the inaugural crush for the winery, but rain caused significant construction delays.
Gere died before the winery was completed, and the Hydes have some of his original drawings framed and hanging in the tasting room in memoriam.
Caption: The winery can produce 12,000 cases of wine per year, and the Hydes may lease some space to custom-crush clients in coming vintages.
Well after Hyde Vineyards had become an established farming operation with dozens of high-end winery clients producing vineyard-designate wines and a waiting list of other premium wineries hoping to do the same, founder Larry Hyde purchased another property in the Carneros appellation of Napa County.
On the north side of Highway 12, which runs from Napa to Sonoma, Hyde Vineyards included more than 150 acres of vines that Hyde had established in 1979; on the south side of the highway was a parcel of about 30 acres he had purchased in 2005.
The larger, more famous vineyard operation was owned by Larry Hyde and other members of the Hyde family, but the smaller plot was for him and his sons and would eventually support a small wine brand.
A Hydes spokesman said: "These four sites are an ideal geographical fit for Hydes and grow the company's food-led destination business to 11 sites with a projected turnover of more than PS15m, over half of which will be food sales.
Duncan's skills will not only contribute to the continuing strong performance of the Woodward and Falconer pubs but will benefit the Hydes business as a whole.
Hydes managing director Chris Hopkins said: "This exciting acquisition represents a positive strategic move for the business.
John Radcliffe, relationship director at RBS said "We are pleased to extend our financial support to assist Hydes in making this strategic acquisition to both strengthen and broaden the quality of its estate.
Together, Hyde and Hobbs carved a path to explore the character of the 152-acre vineyard that the Hyde family cleared in 1978 and planted in 1979.
For winemakers like Hobbs, Hyde returned the favor.
Hyde and family have replaced nearly half the vineyard since they began.
Hyde Vineyards is about two-thirds Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but a cool climate with growing parameters reminiscent of Burgundy did not discourage Hyde and Hobbs from also growing an assortment of grapes that thrive in warmer regions.
Hyde planted and Hobbs tended several blocks of a cool-climate clone.