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double take

noun
1.
a rapid or surprised second look, either literal or figurative, at a person or situation whose significance had not been completely grasped at first:
His friends did a double take when they saw how much weight he had lost.
Origin of double take
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism
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double take

noun
1.
(esp in comedy) a delayed reaction by a person to a remark, situation, etc
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