I am trying to describe two people with opposite personalites and the sentence is structured so that I need the idiom/phrase to act like an adjective. The sentence is "... events of the summer intertwine the stories of 2 _____ drug dealers, 2 high school lifeguards..." I need a phrase that fits in the space that is short (i.e. 1-3 words) and makes the point that while they are both drug dealers they have complete opposite personalities and incentives. Basically I want something better than "dissimilar". It doesn't need to be this specific, but if it helps, one of the dealers is super chill and laid back to a fault while the other is super uptight and always in a hurry.
When using the idiom “chalk and cheese,” you’re referring to two items, tasks, people, or ideologies that are entirely different from one another. The phrase still has a use today, and many people use it in informal and formal settings to describe differences.
This idiom dates all the way back to the 13th century, and it remains relevant today. The “chalk” and the “cheese” can refer to many different items, people, ideologies, or any situation where you want to compare two opposites.
Bit of a cliché, though.
antipodal: The events of summer intertwine the stories of (two) antipodal drug dealers.
MW: 1: of or relating to the antipodes specifically : situated at the opposite side of the earth or moon an antipodal meridian an antipodal continent 2: diametrically opposite an antipodal point on a sphere 3: entirely opposed a system antipodal to democracy