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double whammy

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌdʌb.l̩ˈwæm.i/ informal us  
a situation when two unpleasant things happen at almost the same time: Farmers have faced the double whammy of a rising dollar and falling agricultural prices.
Translations of “double whammy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 禍不單行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祸不单行…
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