at the double

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at the double

British, informal
:very quickly :as soon as possible
  • I need you back here at the double.

Word by Word Definitions

double play
  1. : having a twofold relation or character : dual

  2. : consisting of two usually combined members or parts

  3. : being twice as great or as many

  1. : to make twice as great or as many: such as

  2. : to increase by adding an equal amount

  3. : to amount to twice the number of

  1. : to twice the extent or amount

  2. : two together

  3. : downward and forward from the usual position

  1. : something twice the usual size, strength, speed, quantity, or value: such as

  2. : a double amount

  3. : a base hit that enables the batter to reach second base


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