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double-upRequirement to sleep with another individual because of lack of sleeping accomodations.
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HE-double-LHell.
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double upTo double the quantity, amount or duration of something.
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double upTo have a secondary use.
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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.
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double backTo retrace one's steps; to go back where one has already gone.
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double bassmusical instrument
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double bookedOf a single resource, reserved for two different users at the same time.
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double creamdairy product
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double downTo double one's wager.
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double downTo double or significantly increase a risk, investment, or other commitment.
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double dutchA date where both man and woman pay for their portion of the bill.
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double dutchA game of jump rope with two ropes and frequently two jumpers.
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double dutchA language game akin to pig Latin.
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double dutchIncomprehensible language.
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double dutchSex using a condom and the contraceptive pill at the same time.
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double entendreA phrase that has two meanings, especially where one is innocent and literal, the other risqué, bawdy, or ironic; an innuendo..
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double entendrePlural form of double entendre.
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double overTo bend over at the waist.
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double takerSomething causing someone to do a double take
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double talkLying, especially in a formal political statement.
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double talkSpeaking in a mixture of real English and English-sounding gibberish, for humorous effect.
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double tapA tactical shooting technique of pulling the trigger of a weapon twice in quick succession to deliver two shots to the same target zone.
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double visiondiplopia
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double whammya twofold blow or setback; a series of two events that cause adverse effects
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double-tonguedSaying one thing to one person and something different to another; double talking; deceitful in speech.
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HE-double-toothpicksHell.
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double decker busesVehicles
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double vertical lineUsed other than as an idiom: see double, vertical, line.
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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.
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double-edged swordA benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but non-obvious cost or risk.
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HE-double-hockey-sticksHell.
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on the doubleRapidly or immediately.
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stand in forTo replace; to act as a double or substitute for.
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albatrossA double eagle, or three under par on any one hole.
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big pictureThe main film in a double feature.
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have more chins than a Chinese phone bookTo be exceedingly fat, especially under the chin (as in a "double chin").
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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasn
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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.
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that's what she saidA joking retort, intended to draw attention to a previous statement which has the potential for a risqué double entendre.
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Tinker to Evers to ChanceA famous baseball infield double-play combination.
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two-edged swordA double-edged sword; a benefit that is also a liability.
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