a Jekyll and Hyde

a Jekyll and Hyde
a person displaying alternately good and evil personalities.

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  • Jekyll and Hyde — in reference to opposite aspects of a person s character, from Robert Louis Stevenson s story, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published 1886. The surname Jekyll is of Breton origin and was originally a personal name. Though so… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jekyll and hyde — Someone who has a Jekyll and Hyde personality has a pleasant and a very unpleasant side to the character …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Jekyll and Hyde (album) — Infobox Album Name = Jekyll and Hyde Type = Album Artist = Petra Released = August 19, 2003 Recorded = Bridge St. Studios Genre = Christian rock Hard rock Heavy Metal Length = 31:09 Label = Inpop Records Producer = Peter Furler Reviews = *… …   Wikipedia

  • Jekyll and Hyde — 1. A slang term referring to the strengths and weaknesses of a company s financial statements. 2. An asset that suddenly increases or decreases in value. 3. A senior manager s good and bad qualities, or the polarized views between two key… …   Investment dictionary

  • Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again — Infobox Film name = Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again image size = caption = director = Jerry Belson producer = Lawrence Gordon writer = Monica Johnson Harvey Miller Jerry Belson Michael J. Leeson narrator = starring = Mark Blankfield Bess… …   Wikipedia

  • jekyll-and-hyde — |jekələn(d)|hīd also |jēk or |jāk adjective Usage: usually capitalized J&H Etymology: after Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the two sides of the split personality of the chief character in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jekyll and Hyde — a Jekyll and Hyde someone whose personality has two different parts, one very nice and the other very unpleasant. Many alcoholics develop Jekyll and Hyde personalities …   New idioms dictionary

  • Jekyll and Hyde Virus — A new nickname for A(H1N1) swine flu which, though mild for many, causes serious complications in some otherwise healthy people. Reporting on an Autumn upswing in British swine flu infections, the BBC’s health reporter Nick Triggle noted: The… …   Dictionary of unconsidered lexicographical trifles

  • Jekyll-and-Hyde — /dʒɛkəl ən ˈhaɪd/ (say jekuhl uhn huyd) adjective 1. (of a person) having sharply contrasted good and bad qualities. –noun 2. a person having such sharply contrasted qualities. {from the dual personality character in RL Stevenson s The Strange… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jekyll and Hyde — noun Etymology: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, representing the two sided personality of the protagonist in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by R. L. Stevenson Date: circa 1922 one having a two sided personality one side of which is… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jekyll and Hyde — Jek|yll and Hyde [ˌdʒekıl ənd ˈhaıd] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a story (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson about a man with a good character and an evil character] someone who is sometimes nice but at… …   Dictionary of contemporary English