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English definition of “double whammy”

double whammy

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌdʌb.l̩ˈwæm.i/ informal us  
a situation when two unpleasant things happen at almost the same time: Britain's farmers have faced the double whammy of a rising pound and falling agricultural prices.
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