triple threat


Definition of triple threat

1 : a football player adept at running, kicking, and passing
2 : a person adept in three different fields of activity

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Google Fi makes use of T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular networks, so in further reaches of the U.S. where AT&T or Verizon reign supreme, Google Fi's triple threat might still not cut the mustard. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The New Google Fi Is the Perfect Excuse to Dump Your Crummy Mobile Carrier," 28 Nov. 2018 The triple threat hit the red carpet for the A Star Is Born premiere looking unrecognizable in a bright blonde bob and blunt bangs, confirming that the lobs that dominated red carpets over the summer are about to get even shorter for fall. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Julianne Hough Got a Brand-New Bob Haircut With Bangs," 25 Sep. 2018 Asian stocks face a triple threat: U.S. Treasury yields are rising again, trade tensions are escalating, and data suggests an export slowdown has already begun. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Trade and Treasurys Rattle Asian Stocks," 2 Aug. 2018 Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong Tinashe is a triple threat as a writer, singer, and dancer. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Dancing with the Stars' Just Announced the Cast for Season 27 and We Can't Wait to Watch," 12 Sep. 2018 Marty Scurll will be part of tonight’s triple threat main event at ROH’s Best in the World pay per view against fellow Bullet Club member Cody Rhodes and world champion Dalton Castle. Justin Barrasso,, "Q&A: 'The Villain' Marty Scurll On His ROH Triple Threat Main Event Match," 29 June 2018 This acting, singing, dancing triple threat will grace the stage at this intimate club for a short but sweet residency. Kasia Pilat, New York Times, "5 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 14 June 2018 Olejnik, a senior at Sussex Hamilton, is one of the state's fastest sprinters and best jumpers, making him a possible triple threat at the state track and field meet in June. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sussex Hamilton's Ty Olejnik, an MLB hopeful, is also a triple threat on the track," 14 May 2018 The 29-year-old triple threat took off his blue jacket and remained shirtless for the latter half of the show. Lauren Alvarez, Billboard, "Chris Brown, SZA, Ella Mai & Teyana Taylor Get Sexy at the 2018 BET Experience," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of triple threat

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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