Double dip


Double dip

Double dip may refer to:

  • Double dipping, the practice of simultaneously holding multiple elected positions
  • Double Dip (confectionery), a confectionery produced by Swizzels Matlow
  • A meteorological term referring to both an "early high" temperature and a "late low" temperature in the same day
  • The practice of selling a media item to a consumer multiple times via a Special edition
  • The practice of using both a tanning bed and a sunless tanning method to achieve a very dark tan
  • Double-dip recession, a recession shape used by economists
  • To put a food item (like a vegetable or tortilla chip) into a dip (food), take a bite and put the chip back in. Socially taboo (as mentioned in the Seinfeld episode "The Implant") as believed to add microbes from the person's mouth into the dip.
  • A lifeline in the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in which a contestant takes two tries at a question. If the contestant's first answer is wrong, he or she must choose from the remaining three answers, but if the second answer is also wrong, the contestant's game is over
  • A tax effective use of a structure that achieves a tax “advantage” in one jurisdiction that is doubled in another jurisdiction. Double-dip financing is an attractive tax-planning strategy in certain cases involving the use of conventional debt, depending on the effective tax rate on interest income in the home country, compared with the effective tax rate on profit in the host country.
  • During the United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal, the term "double dipping" was used to refer to two Members of Parliament (generally a married couple) who live together, both claiming expenses on the rent/mortgage/expenses of the same home. It also applied where one MP claimed their original home on expenses, and the other claimed their London home on expenses.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • double-dip — UK US /ˌdʌbl̩ˈdɪp/ verb [I] US FINANCE ► to receive income from two places, for example from a government pension while employed by the government, or from two different government pensions: »A loophole in federal law allows teachers to double… …   Financial and business terms

  • double-dip — double dip1 verb intransitive or transitive AMERICAN to get income such as a pension and a salary from two different places at the same time, usually illegally: They were effectively double dipping by collecting from two former employers. double… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double-dip — double dipper, n. /dub euhl dip /, v., double dipped, double dipping, adj. v.i. 1. Informal. to earn a salary from one position while collecting a pension from the same employer or organization, esp. to be a wage earner on the federal payroll… …   Universalium

  • double-dip — double dipper, n. /dub euhl dip /, v., double dipped, double dipping, adj. v.i. 1. Informal. to earn a salary from one position while collecting a pension from the same employer or organization, esp. to be a wage earner on the federal payroll… …   Useful english dictionary

  • double-dip — v [i]AmE to get money from two places at once, usually in a way that is not legal or not fair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double dip — /dʌbəl ˈdɪp/ (say dubuhl dip) verb (i) 1. to draw income from two sources, sometimes illegally, in Australia especially to receive two types of retirement benefit from public funds as by receiving tax concessions on superannuation savings and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • double dip — Used for listed equity securities. dividend roll in which the dividend capturer already owns the stock cum dividend. Also used when tax depreciation is accessed in two countries concurrently. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * *    A second and… …   Financial and business terms

  • double dip — 1. a complement equal to the original; a double measure: a double dip of protection through both insurance and Social Security. 2. something that happens twice in a cycle, esp. on a downturn: a double dip of recession. * * * …   Universalium

  • double-dip — To dip ones partialy eaten, already dipped carrot or chip into said dip again; depositing your germs into said dip. Ew. Don t double dip I don t want your germs! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • double-dip — To dip ones partialy eaten, already dipped carrot or chip into said dip again; depositing your germs into said dip. Ew. Don t double dip I don t want your germs! …   Dictionary of american slang


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.