double or nothing

adverb

Definition of double or nothing

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: with the result that a gambler either wins two times as much money as he or she has already won or loses all of the money I won $20 on the first game but lost it on the second game going double or nothing.

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“Double or nothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20or%20nothing. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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