Definition of 'whammy'
Example sentences containing 'whammy'
IT'S not so much a double as a triple whammy.The Sun (2014)
Co-op hits back with its own triple whammy timesonline.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The double whammy is we can't take much positives.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
That's the final test of the triple whammy.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
MG was back in business this week with a double whammy.The Sun (2011)
A double whammy if you have a mortgage.The Sun (2014) The Sun (2016)
Motorists face a double whammy.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
So it now faces a triple whammy of big borrowing, a rapidly growing mountain of debt and a global economy sluggish in many areas.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But the Conservatives had launched their Labour double whammy and tax bombshell campaigns months beforehand.Times, Sunday Times (2015) The Sun (2006)
BRITISH holidaymakers face a triple whammy of strikes after Spanish taxi drivers and bar owners joined airport staff in announcing walkouts.The Sun (2011)
Perhaps that's all we should expect; but that opening double whammy suggested there might have been more.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It is a double whammy that will showcase Brazil's glittering potential and subject it to the glare of global scrutiny.The Sun (2014)
At the fashion shows, designers and journalists collide backstage with varying degrees of success, but this week issued a triple whammy.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But factories face a double whammy because they export 75 per cent of their cars and the rest of the world is suffering, too.The Sun (2008)
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