at the double

Definition of at the double

British, informal

  1. :  very quickly :  as soon as possible I need you back here at the double.

Word by Word Definitions

doubleplay
  1. :  having a twofold relation or character :  dual

    :  consisting of two usually combined members or parts

    :  being twice as great or as many

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

    :  to increase by adding an equal amount

    :  to amount to twice the number of

  1. :  to twice the extent or amount

    :  two together

    :  downward and forward from the usual position

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

    :  a double amount

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


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