Last modified on 4 November 2014, at 10:40

double whammy

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

The phrase is thought to have been popularized by cartoonist Al Capp (1909–1979), from his classic comic strip, Li'l Abner.

NounEdit

double whammy (plural double whammies)

  1. a twofold blow or setback; a series of two events that cause adverse effects
  2. (by extension) a twofold boon; a series of two events that cause positive effects