Definitions

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  • n. An ice cream cone with two scoops of ice cream.
  • n. A hill that levels off for a while about halfway down.
  • v. To dip a piece of food (e.g. a chip) into a communal sauce container after already having taken a bite of the food.
  • v. To be illegitimately compensated a second time for the same activity.
  • v. To draw a government pension or benefit for one job while also working in the government at another job or to draw two pensions at the same time as a result of reaching the retirement criteria twice for the same entity.
  • v. To re-release a movie or TV series, sometimes as a compilation or with additional features.
  • v. To use a single debt instrument to obtain interest tax expense (and therefore a lower tax base) in two or more tax jurisdictions. As long as the practice follows the tax law of each jurisdiction, the practice is legal and can be likened to the use of a tax loophole.
  • v. To defeat a team twice in the finals.

Etymologies

double + dip (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term "double-dip recession" has been mentioned frequently by financial experts in the last few weeks, but what exactly does this mean?

  • Today will be known as double-dip talk day in the markets. ...

  • "If we didn't pay our bills, it would plunge the United States not into a recession, not into the so-called double-dip recession, but into a full-blown depression," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D., Nev. said Thursday.

    Obama Pushes for a Deficit Deal by July 22

  • They warn that a so-called "double-dip," if it comes, could be more painful for average Americans than the 2007-2008 recession.

    Economists: Second US Recession, If It Hits, Could Hit Hard

  • At the same time, I had already written the headline in the Wellington Letter: "Return Of The Double Dip," referring to a double-dip recession.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Traders will be closely watching a range of figures due out this week for more signs of a so-called double-dip recession.

    NYT > Home Page

  • For weeks, economists and investment strategists fretted over whether the U.S. was slipping into a so-called double-dip recession, rather than continuing its recovery from the 2008 financial and economic meltdown.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Coming after the last economic downturn, this would be a so-called "double-dip recession".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "The probability of that is still rather limited," Yi said, referring to a double-dip recession.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • "Although the downside risks around this forecast are significant, I do not believe the current data signal that we are on the precipice of a so-called double-dip recession," he said.

    Reuters: Top News

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