(someone or something) strikes again

(someone or something) strikes again

Someone or something appears or acts again in the same manner and having the same or similar effect. Typically implies that the person, thing, or effect they cause is negative in some way. Yet another working-class neighborhood overrun with coffee shops and boutique stores—rich yuppies strike again! After the unveiling of the president's controversial tax plan, it looks like trickle-down economics strikes again.
See also: again, strike

— strikes again

something or someone acts again or reappears in characteristic fashion and with noticeable effect.
The expression originated in science-fiction and fantasy fiction and films, typically as the title of a sequel.
2004 New Zealand Parliamentary Debates They believe there is no legitimate place for Maori, except as subservient workers for their colonial masters. The tea planter strikes again!
See also: again, strike
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