double take

double take
noun Date: 1930 a delayed reaction to a surprising or significant situation after an initial failure to notice anything unusualusually used in the phrase do a double take

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  • Double Take — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Die doppelte Nummer Originaltitel: Double Take Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2001 Länge: 88 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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