See also: double-whammy
- (informal) a twofold blow or setback; a series of two events that cause adverse effects
- 2019 October 19, Robert Kitson, “England into World Cup semi-finals after bruising victory over Australia”, in The Guardian, London: Guardian News & Media:
- Australia had looked the brighter side initially, probing for gaps in England’s defensive spacing and taking an early lead via Christian Lealiifano’s first successful penalty. Their opponents took a while to make any kind of consistent front-foot impression before May’s double whammy inside four minutes banished their jangling nerves.
- (by extension, informal) a twofold boon; a series of two events that cause positive effects