double whammy

double whammy

Meaning:

  • situation where two bad things happen at the same time
  • double blow or setback.

Examples:

  1. Boss fired me from the job and I lost my wallet too, what a double whammy?
  2. It is a double whammy for Lara; she lost his son and husband in terrible road accident.
  3. Media claims the cut in public spending coupled with a pay freeze is a double whammy for low-paid workers.
  4. With the heat-wave and the electricity breakdown problems, Indians were hit with a double whammy this summer.
  5. Indian public have faced the double whammy of rising rupees and falling incomes.
  6. A double whammy when the house was burned along with the safe locker contained money.

Origin:
1940s

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