Definition of beauty and the beast in English:

beauty and the beast

phrase

  • Used in reference to two people, one of whom is regarded as much more attractive than the other:

    ‘writers have dubbed the couple, cruelly, as the beauty and the beast’
    [as modifier] ‘sceptics made much of the age gap and potential intellectual differences, while the author himself bristled at ‘beauty and the beast’ references in the press’