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twice British & World English

Two times; on two occasions

think twice British & World English

Consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it

twice-baked British & World English

(Of bread or cookie dough) baked in a loaf and then sliced and returned to the oven to bake again until crisp

twice-born British & World English

Having undergone a renewal of faith or life, in particular:

once bitten, twice shy British & World English

An unpleasant experience induces caution

be twice the man/woman British & World English

Be much better or stronger (than someone)

first cousin twice removed British & World English

A grandchild of one’s first cousin

think twice in think British & World English

Consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it

lightning never strikes twice in the same place British & World English

An unusual situation or event is unlikely to happen again in exactly the same circumstances or to the same person

be twice the man/woman in twice British & World English

Be much better or stronger (than someone)

once bitten, twice shy in bite British & World English

An unpleasant experience induces caution

first cousin twice removed in cousin British & World English

A grandchild of one’s first cousin

be twice the man/woman that someone is in twice British & World English

Be much better or stronger (than someone)

lightning never strikes twice in the same place in lightning British & World English

An unusual situation or event is unlikely to happen again in exactly the same circumstances or to the same person


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