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affable personality

A personality that is friendly, approachable, sociable, amicable, and/or likeable. He might not be the best instructor in the school, but he has such an affable personality that he is everyone's favorite.
See also: personality

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.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

in the (something) stakes

In regards to having a large or adequate amount of some characteristic or trait. He's an incredibly talented artist, but there's quite a bit lacking in the human decency stakes. For my money, they have the single best operating system of any phone on the market, but they're so far behind in the popularity stakes with consumers that there's no way they can stay competitive.
See also: stake

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.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

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.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

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.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll
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