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

D Share your thoughts

Add your thoughts

Idiom of the Day

never say die
never say die Meaning: stay optimistic, positive attitude. Example: There are still a dozen of of job vacancies that she hasn't tried. Never say die.

Advertisement

Like Facebook Page

Latest Thoughts

Keep in Touch

Copyrights © 2020 - The Idioms - All Rights Reserved.
Copy Link