double whammy

Main Entry:  double whammy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a combination of two unfortunate or negative circumstances or events
Etymology:  from Li'l Abner cartoon strip
Usage:  slang's 21st Century Lexicon
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double whammy definition

[ˈdəblæ ˈʍæmi]
  1. n.
    a double portion of something, especially something troublesome. (From Li'l Abner, a comic strip by Al Capp.) : This morning was bad, but this afternoon the boss gave us a double whammy.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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