do a double take

do a double take

to react with surprise; to have to look twice to make sure that one really saw correctly. When the boy led a goat into the park, everyone did a double take. When the nurse saw that the man had six toes, she did a double take.
See also: double, take

do a double take

to look at something or someone twice because you are so surprised at what you have seen He walked past her and she did a double take. Without his beard he was quite transformed.
See also: double, take
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