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double dog dare

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double dare

verb phrase

To challenge provocatively: The movie double-dared its audience to find sympathy in its dour or manic characters/ I double dog dare ya to find out which three!

[1940s+; fr a boys' response to ''I dare you!,'' ''I double dare you!''; double dog dare is still higher defiance]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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