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double whammy


Simple Definition of double whammy

  • : a situation that is bad in two different ways : a situation in which two bad conditions exist at the same time or two bad things happen one after the other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of double whammy

  1. :  a combination of two usually adverse forces, circumstances, or effects

Examples of double whammy in a sentence

  1. With the cold weather and the high cost of heating fuel, homeowners were hit with a double whammy this winter.


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