a (adjective) character

The word "character" marks a person who's not exactly normal. They seem more like a character in a book or movie than a normal person. Here are some common expressions that use "character" this way:

He's a real character. (He's really unusual.)

She's quite a colorful character. (She's loud, talkative, opinionated.)

I saw a suspicious character lurking outside your door.

This phrase appears in these lessons: