triple threat


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triple threat

A person who is adept in three areas, as in She's a triple threat on the editorial staff-she can edit, write, and design pages. This term comes from football, where it signifies a player who is good at running, passing, and kicking. [c. 1920] Also see hat trick.
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JC Triple Threat is a 21 year old Urban Pop Artist from Arizona that rides out each track with intensity and energy.
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He cowrote a book, Triple Threat (Orca Book Publishers, March 2005), with veteran author Eric Waiters, telling kids how to deal with bullying and other challenges in school.
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This simple aggressive pivot towards the defender, along with vigorous rotation of the ball from one side of the body to the other, can give a player vision of the court that enables him to face-up and establish a triple threat position--pass, dribble, or shoot (if within range of the basket).
As a leader, he has been truly unique for many years as a triple threat, a perennial consensus pick for the annual Hawaii Business power broker lists as a man of influence in all three of our categories of power: business, politics and community.
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The troubling finding: high stress, frequent boredom and too much spending money pose a triple threat to American teens, greatly increasing the likelihood that they will smoke, drink, get drunk and use illegal drugs.
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