triple whammy

triple whammy

(ˈtrɪplæ ˈʍæmi)
n. a powerful treatment; a powerful shock. The market crash, the trade figures, and the death of the secretary of defense was a powerful triple whammy in Washington politics this week.
See also: triple, whammy
References in periodicals archive ?
Rolls-Royce said the triple whammy means that PS650m will be knocked off next year's profits.
RUSSELL Slade reckons Cardiff City got hit with a triple whammy after the Bluebirds were denied THREE nailed-on penalties as they lost their unbeaten record at the hands of Hull.
BlOWBuilding The reading, from a closely watched survey by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, came after a triple whammy of bad economic news for the Chancellor.
uk) With thyme, acacia and orange blossom this triple whammy honey body milk smells like a summer dessert.
It could all add up to a trio of developments which represent a triangular triumph and terrific triple whammy for our world-famous waterfront
PHIL TAYLOR put aside the triple whammy of old age, a lack of fitness and a set of new darts to complete a 13th World Matchplay triumph in Blackpool on Sunday night, writes Steve Davies.
Summary: DAVOS - The European Union may pass a triple whammy environment policy in the first half of this year that would bring a rapid jobs boost, cut energy bills and improve the environment by one simple measure: keeping Europe's buildings in good repair.
1 (ANI): England star Peter Crouch has reportedly agreed to join Stoke after Tony Pulis pulled off a 22-million-pound triple whammy.
For sixth formers it is a triple whammy with the EMA going and putting university fees up and members of the parliament fear people, particular those in disadvantaged areas, will not be able to stay on in education.
Reed chairman James Reed said: "Faced with a triple whammy of pay freezes, price rises and tax increases more people are job-seeking right now.
The plans are part of a detailed submission to the Chancellor from the ACS that also called for a freeze in the National Minimum Wage and action to prevent rates increases caused by the triple whammy of an increase in rateable values, an above-inflation annual rates increase and the introduction of the Supplementary Business Rate.
EXCITED Steve Sidwell reckons Aston Villa can bring back the glory years by completing an incredible triple whammy of honours this season.
Spokesman Paul Bettison said: "A triple whammy of cracking down on would-be dumpers, quicker clearing up by councils and soaring scrap metal prices are helping us win the battle against unsightly old bangers being dumped.
The prolific Jeffrey Dunne scored a triple whammy with three major sales in Connecticut this week.
A triple whammy of stricter federal safety regulations, handicap accessibility mandates, and injury lawsuits gradually removes swing sets from the nation's playgrounds.