double whammy
noun Date: 1951 a combination of two usually adverse forces, circumstances, or effects

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  • Double Whammy — may refer to: Double Whammy (Carl Hiaasen novel) Double Whammy (film), 2001 film starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • double whammy — n two bad things that happen together or one after the other ▪ the double whammy of higher prices and more taxes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double whammy — A double whammy is when something causes two problems at the same time, or when two setbacks occur at the same time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • double whammy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms double whammy : singular double whammy plural double whammies mainly journalism a set of two bad events or situations that have an effect at the same time …   English dictionary

  • double whammy — [“dabl “Avsemi] n. a double portion of something, especially something troublesome. (From Li’l Ab ner, a comic strip by Al Capp.) □ We got a real double whammy of trouble down at the office. □ This morning was bad, but this afternoon the boss… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • double whammy —    A double whammy is when something causes two problems at the same time, or when two setbacks occur at the same time.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • double whammy — two events or experiences that happen close together, synchronicity    Talk about a double whammy! My boss tells me I ve lost my job, and you tell me I ve won the lottery! …   English idioms

  • double whammy — noun (C) informal two bad things that happen together, or one after the other: the double whammy of higher prices and more taxes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Double whammy —   A double whammy is when something causes two problems at the same time, or when two setbacks occur at the same time …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • double whammy — Meaning A double blow or setback. Origin Originated with the Li l Abner cartoon strip in the US. At that time it referred to an intense stare which had a withering effect on its victims. Contemporary spread of the use of this came from the UK… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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