daily double


: a system of betting (as on horse races) in which the bettor must pick the winners of two stipulated races in order to win

Examples of daily double in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, the place where Bing Crosby crooned about the turf meeting the surf has scored the big-event version of the daily double. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Nov. 2023 If Houston doesn’t take a quarterback, then the Arizona Cardinals will be in position to make a franchise-altering, NFL-shaking daily double. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 24 Apr. 2023 The Yankees will attempt to pull off the difficult daily double of implementing a youth movement while contending for hardware in a tough division. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 And now a Buzzword Bingo daily double: IoT merges with the metaverse. Joanna Stern, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2023 Another environmental daily double, a precept of both smart growth and climate mitigation, is preserving core forests. Tom Condon, Hartford Courant, 11 June 2022 Horizontal exotic bets like a daily double or pick three is a bet comprised of picks across multiple races. Xl Media, cleveland, 7 May 2022 It’s the kind of daily double more commonly associated with Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher, who did it five times in his career. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Timmons, down four workers and working daily double shifts throughout April, this week decided to close Nicoletta’s on Mondays to preserve his employees’ sanity. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 15 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of daily double was in 1930

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“Daily double.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daily%20double. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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