Definition of double-dip in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdəb(ə)lˈdip/


Denoting or relating to a recession during which a period of economic decline is followed by a brief period of growth, followed by a further period of decline: higher food and energy prices could increase the risk of a double-dip recession
More example sentences
  • Despite 11 cuts in interest rates last year, the American economy is poised on the edge of a double-dip recession.
  • The specter of a "double-dip" recession, or worse, looms.
  • Besides, a double-dip recession remains a distinct possibility.


A double-dip recession: this strategy should help mitigate the risk of the economy falling into a double-dip
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  • America, the world's largest economy, is staring into a 'double dip' at best.
  • The people who expect a double dip or worse in the United States certainly represent a small minority.
  • In this way we can avoid a double dip in the economy.


[no object] North American informal
Obtain an income from two different sources, typically in an illicit way.
Example sentences
  • The goal, he says, is to identify people who may be falling through the cracks or trying to double-dip.
  • It is the non-profit community agencies that are going to be forced to double-dip - and it will be the public who will pay in lost services.
  • Unlike Mister Causley who gets to double-dip by claiming both federal and state superannuation and will walk away with in excess of a million dollars.



Pronunciation: /ˌdəb(ə)lˈdipər/
Example sentences
  • And the double-dippers, who see a second round of stagnation or outright recession, are getting bolder, although their ranks are still thin.
  • Can these double-dippers be trusted not to design, execute, and interpret their studies to the benefit their benefactors?
  • I don't buy the deflation and double-dipper recession super-bearish view that is held by some.


Example sentences
  • Regulators have also found cases of double-dipping, in which brokers sell mutual funds that carry steep commission-like sales charges to clients with fee-based accounts.
  • As far as the question of double-dipping is concerned, that is within the purview of the Minister to answer, and the Minister can comment on that part.
  • The proposed amendment will prevent any such double-dipping.

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Syllabification: dou·ble-dip

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