Meaning of “double whammy” in the English Dictionary

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"double whammy" in American English

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double whammynoun [ C ]

/ˈdʌb·əl ˈhwæm·i, ˈwæm·i/

a situation that includes two disadvantages or difficulties:

Consumers were hit by the double whammy of rising interest rates and gasoline prices.

(Definition of “double whammy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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