double whammy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"double whammy" in British English

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double whammynoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˌdʌb.l̩ˈwæm.i/ informal
a ​situation when two ​unpleasant things ​happen at ​almost the same ​time: Farmers have ​faced the ​doublewhammy of a ​risingdollar and ​fallingagriculturalprices.
(Definition of double whammy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​risinginterestrates and ​gasolineprices.
(Definition of double whammy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “double whammy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 祸不单行…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禍不單行…
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