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alter ego

noun [C] uk   ( plural alter egos) us  
the part of someone's personality that is not usually seen by other people: Superman is Clark Kent's alter ego.
Translations of “alter ego”
in Chinese (Traditional) 個性的另一方面,第二自我…
in Chinese (Simplified) 个性的另一方面,第二自我…
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