see double

idiom

: to see two things when only one thing is present
As her eyesight got worse, she began seeing double.

Examples of see double in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of this is music to the ears of the global South coming at a time when many people see double standards in the West’s response to the Ukraine war and Israel’s war on Gaza. Happymon Jacob, Foreign Affairs, 25 Dec. 2023 Fondtain will see double duty for the Aztecs after limiting himself to the field last season. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2022 Major metro areas could see double the delays. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 23 Nov. 2021

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“See double.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/see%20double. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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