doublewhammy

dou′ble wham′my


n.
Informal. a combination of two factors producing a potent negative impact.
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WAS Aitor Karanka right to play safe and refuse to risk a suspension doublewhammy at Hull last weekend?
We've been through low oil prices before but it's the doublewhammy of low oil price and high taxation that we've got this time around.
For a lesser team, the doublewhammy could have signalled the start of a slump, but Brown insists Star are made of sterner stuff.
Pat Flynn is the latest trainer to get the handicapper's doublewhammy.
Coun John Edwards, fire authority chairman, said: "The Government appear to have given West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority some respite from the doublewhammy cut of the last two years, but we have still been hit signifi-cantly.
Atos and their contract is a perfect doublewhammy template of what this bunch of millionaire ministers would do across the board if they could - cut public spending while delivering profits to private companies at the same time.
That has infuriated Wenger, who does want not the doublewhammy of losing his star striker on the cheap and then seeing him playing and scoring for either of the Gunners' Premier League rivals.
Blackpool were rocked by the doublewhammy and Blues should have made hay.
POLICE and council officials are bracing themselves for a Black Friday doublewhammy.
The 1-0 defeat was also a doublewhammy for Welsh manager Pulis, whose last Wembley final saw his Gillingham side lose the 1999 Second Division play-offs to City.
It has been a doublewhammy of success for Ron, who along with his former squad mates was presented with a World Cup winner's medal by Gordon Brown at Number 10 Downing Street last week.
A WOMAN has suffered a credit crunch doublewhammy after she lost her job and the venue for her daughter's wedding on the same day.