Definition Not the most savory of characters

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Definition

he's not the most savory of characters: he's not a very respectable person
idiom
Arsène Lupin is a gentleman, but not the most savory of characters. He always opens the door for the ladies, but has a number of questionable business associates.
Watch out for him, he's not the most savory of characters, he has spent many years in prison.

Examples

  • "Before you go, however, I must warn you that Mayor Flimshaw is not the most savory of characters."

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