double whammy

noun

Definition of double whammy

  1. :  a combination of two usually adverse forces, circumstances, or effects

Examples of double whammy in a sentence

  1. With the cold weather and the high cost of heating fuel, homeowners were hit with a double whammy this winter.

1951

First Known Use of double whammy

1951


DOUBLE WHAMMY Defined for English Language Learners

double whammy

noun

Definition of double whammy for English Language Learners

  • : a situation that is bad in two different ways : a situation in which two bad conditions exist at the same time or two bad things happen one after the other


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