double whammy

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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
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