English version

double life

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdouble lifeˌdouble ˈlife noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 if someone lives a double life, they deceive people by having two separate homes, families, or sets of activities, one of which they keep secretlead/live a double life 🔊 Marje had no idea that her husband was leading a double life with another woman.
Examples from the Corpus
double lifeIn Paris, the quintessential city of freedom and discretion, he could lead a double life.They lead a double life, on the surface passive, even servile, but inside they suffer.Who would have thought that he was leading a double life?It was very much a sort of double life.She wondered how Beatrix had reacted to its revelation of the double life Maurice was leading.lead/live a double lifeIn Paris, the quintessential city of freedom and discretion, he could lead a double life.They lead a double life, on the surface passive, even servile, but inside they suffer.Who would have thought that he was leading a double life?It's a secret that the man who led a double life has taken with his to the grave.
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