double duty

idiom

: to do the work of two people : to take on two roles
doing double duty as cook and waiter

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Recent Examples on the Web Writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen was both a critique of the genre and a warning about how superhero comics glamorize authoritarianism and fascism while doing double duty in infantilizing their audience. Alex Abad-Santos, Vox, 25 June 2024 Furniture pieces that can pull double duty are the best way to free up floor space and keep things organized in a small nursery. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2024 Newman will pull double duty, retaining her roles as European chairman and auctioneer. Daniel Cassady, ARTnews.com, 26 June 2024 Goth did double duty in X, playing both Maxine, the adult-film director’s girlfriend and star, and homicidal hag Pearl. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for double duty 

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“Double duty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20duty. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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