double dip

a complement equal to the original; a double measure: a double dip of protection through both insurance and Social Security.
something that happens twice in a cycle, especially on a downturn: a double dip of recession. Unabridged


verb (used without object), double-dipped, double-dipping.
Informal. to earn a salary from one position while collecting a pension from the same employer or organization, especially to be a wage earner on the federal payroll while receiving a military retiree's pension.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a double dip.


double-dipper, noun Unabridged
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double dip
 a.  a recession in which a brief recovery in output is followed by another fall, because demand remains low
 b.  (as modifier): a double-dip recession

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Main Entry:  double-dip
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to dip a food item into a sauce or dip, take a bite, and then dip it in the sauce again
Example:  It was embarrassing when she double-dipped.
Usage:  informal; also double dip, (n.)'s 21st Century Lexicon
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Example sentences
It's that a double-dip recession is a real possibility.
We've been hearing a lot about a double-dip recession lately, and for good
In any case, growing anxiety about a double-dip recession meant the half-decent
  growth figures were barely celebrated.
As fears of a double-dip recession mount copper has slumped to a ten-month low.
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