double time

noun
1.
U.S. Army. the fastest rate of marching troops, a slow jog in which 180 paces, each of 3 feet (0.9 meters), are taken in a minute.
2.
a slow run by troops in step.
3.
a rate of overtime pay that is twice the regular wage rate.

Origin:
1850–55

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double-time

[duhb-uhl-tahym]
verb (used with object), double-timed, double-timing.
1.
to cause to move in double time: Double-time the troops to the mess hall.
verb (used without object), double-timed, double-timing.
2.
to move in double-time.

Origin:
1850–55

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double time
 
n
1.  a doubled wage rate, paid for working on public holidays, etc
2.  music
 a.  a time twice as fast as an earlier section
 b.  two beats per bar
3.  a slow running pace, keeping in step
4.  (US) army a fast march of 180 paces to the minute
 
vb
5.  to move or cause to move in double time

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Gators work double time in hopes of improving defense.
Say goodbye to your overtime and double time and a half.
The standard payment for the holiday, plus time and a half for working after regular work hours, equals double time and a half.
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