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double-trouble

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double-trouble

modifier

: a double-trouble day

noun

  1. Serious difficulty; deep trouble •This was the name of a black shuffle dance as early as 1807, showing the potential of the rhyme
  2. A source or cause of great difficulty or menace; bad news: Watch that clown, he's double trouble (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • You will find the double-trouble story in the next issue of the weekly, No. 88, out April 4th.

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail Burt L. Standish

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