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sweet-and-sour (comparative more sweet-and-sour, superlative most sweet-and-sour)

  1. (cooking) Between sweet and sour taste.
  2. Having both positive and negative traits, or inspiring conflicting good and bad feelings.
    • 1982, Ward's Auto World (volume 18, issues 1-6, page 65)
      Like an accordion at a country wedding producing sweet-and-sour notes, some importers are expanding their U.S. retail automotive operations while others are skinnying down.
    • 2014, Lloyd E. McIlveen, Improving on Love and Relationships
      Humans utilize a kind of sweet and sour blend of love potion called charm.

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