To combat the malaise, fast food joints are pursuing a high-low strategy, or, as I prefer to dub it, the “Moms and Bros” strategy.
Initially, President Obama wowed the big rich, leading The New York Times to dub him “the hedge fund candidate.”
The latest purge prompted Carl Bildt, Sweden's foreign minister, to dub Mr Kim's regime “the empire of horror.”
Support for the royals rose to 35-year highs, leading some wags to dub Prince George “the Republican slayer”.
The lack of specificity led White House spokesman Jay Carney to dub the plan “magic beans and fairy dust.”
If you guess right, you're a famous detective; if you guess wrong, you're a dub.
People can talk all they want to about your bein' just a dub—I won't believe 'em.
And we will dub the other Luke, if that will mend the matter.'
Going to a turf pit, he dipped both hands in the dub, and brought some water.
Ira looked mildly gratified and said Thank you and secretly liked Fred better for being gracious to a dub like he.
"give a name to," originally "make a knight," from late Old English dubbian "knight by striking with a sword" (11c.), a late word, perhaps borrowed from Old French aduber "equip with arms, adorn" (11c.) of uncertain origin, but there are phonetic difficulties. Meaning "provided with a name" is from 1590s. Related: Dubbed; dubbing.
"add or alter sound on film," 1929, shortening of double; so called because it involves re-recording voices onto a soundtrack. The type of re-mixed reggae music was so called from 1974, probably for the same reason. Related: Dubbed; dubbing.
: A flood of dub versions followed
A form of reggae music marked by weird, unexpected, and discontinuous sounds: The hypnotic weirdness of such music has helped make dub the most popular form of reggae
[1970s+; probably fr the electronic technique of dubbing, ''doubling,'' sound tracks]
[1920s+; fr double]