double down

verb
doubled down; doubling down; doubles down

Definition of double down

intransitive verb

1 : to double the original bid in blackjack in exchange for only one more card
2 : to become more tenacious, zealous, or resolute in a position or undertaking the administration needs to double down on the call for political reformWashington Post

First Known Use of double down

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of double down was in 1949

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“Double down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20down. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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