triple threat

noun

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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Examples of triple threat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Jamie Foxx Show debuted on the WB in 1996, showcasing to audiences the triple threat of Foxx on his own after first breaking out a few years earlier as a cast member on In Living Color. Omar Sanchez, EW.com, "8 classic Black TV comedies you can stream right now," 30 July 2020 Rhimes fans may be confused as to why Netflix has given up the rights to Scandal, especially since the triple threat creative recently signed a major multi-year deal with the streaming giant to produce Netflix original content. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Hulu Is About To Get A Lot More Scandalous," 7 May 2020 Customer reviews mention its ability to curl, lengthen, and volumize — a triple threat of a mascara. Eva Thomas, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Once Deemed This Luxury Mascara Her Favorite (and It’s on Sale)," 6 Apr. 2020 The triple threat definitely has her hands full, with her cosmetics company, lingerie line, and luxury fashion brand flourishing by the day. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Rihanna Is Reportedly Single (And Still Withholding Her Album)," 19 Jan. 2020 Another match at tonight’s pay-per-view with multiple layers is Shane Taylor defending his Television title in a triple threat against Flip Gordon and Tracy Williams. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "ROH Expected to Crown New Champ Amid Matt Taven Contract Uncertainty," 27 Sep. 2019 These are a hygge triple threat: rich full-grain leather, suede and shearling. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "The best winter boots of the season: Ankle, over-the-knee, combat and more," 19 Dec. 2019 Yep, my mom and grandma to my kiddos is a triple threat! Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Tori Spelling Says She 'Adores' Mom Candy as She Shares 'Twinning' Throwback Photo," 23 Sep. 2019 The Hustlers triple threat got a standing ovation for her turn on the runway, even doing an encore lap arm-in-arm with Donatella Versace. Cady Lang, Time, "J. Lo Shuts the Versace Runway Down in the Iconic Green Dress That Inspired Google Images," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of triple threat

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Triple threat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20threat. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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