double whammy definition
This page has two definitions of double whammy in English. Double whammy is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌdʌbl̩ ˈ(h)wæmi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌdʌb(ə)l ˈ(h)wæmi/
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- Rhymes: -æmi
- Hyphenation: doub‧le wham‧my
- A series of two events that causes adverse effects; a twofold blow or setback.
- 2019 October 19, Robert Kitson, “England into World Cup semi-finals after bruising victory over Australia”, in Katharine Viner, editor, The Guardian, London: Guardian News & Media, ISSN 0261-3077, OCLC 229952407, archived from the original on 22 July 2022:
- Australia had looked the brighter side initially, probing for gaps in England’s defensive spacing and taking an early lead via Christian Lealiifano's first successful penalty. Their opponents took a while to make any kind of consistent front-foot impression before [Jonny] May's double whammy inside four minutes banished their jangling nerves.
- (by extension) A series of two events that causes positive effects; a twofold boon.