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double whammy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdouble whammyˌdouble ˈwhammy noun [countable]  BADtwo bad things that happen together or one after the other the double whammy of higher prices and more taxes
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double whammyAfter the double whammy of rugby in Johannesburg and rowing with Redgrave, though, I more resembled a wizened old man.Farmers have faced the double whammy of a freeze and a drought this year.
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