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a different version of oneself

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alter-ego - second self

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The term ‘alter-ego’ is used to describe a part of somebody’s personality that is different to what people usually see or think of you as being. In that respect, it is like a second self. That meaning has also been adapted to refer to a friend who is so close and trusted that you almost see them as a second version of you.

Synonyms confidante,soul mate,persona
Antonyms adversary

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  1. Claire is like my alter-ego in the office. I give the orders, and she makes sure that they are carried out.

  2. When we were kids, Peter and I were like each other’s alter-egos. We did everything together.

  3. David is usually a nice guy, but when he drinks it brings out his alter-ego and he becomes quite belligerent.

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