double down


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double down

1. In blackjack, to double one's wager after seeing one's initial hand of cards, with only one more card allowed to be drawn afterward. Having already lost a massive sum, he decided to double down an already huge bet to try to win back some of his money.
2. By extension, to significantly increase or strengthen effort, investment, or resolve toward some goal, strategy, or action so as to maximize the potential yield as a result. The president made clear that he intends to double down the government's involvement in the war overseas. With the market booming, many companies are doubling down their development in mobile apps and games.
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double down

v.
To double one's original bet after being dealt the first two cards in a game of blackjack: The dealer dealt me a good hand, so I doubled down.
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The chicken chain is promoting its Double Down sandwich (you know, two chicken filets, two strips of bacon, two slices of cheese, no bread, all heart attack) by paying college women $500 to wear sweatpants with the words "Double Down" splashed on their buns.
And KFC's Double Down chicken sandwich packs in two slices of bacon, cheese and the chain's Colonel's Sauce - all encased in two deep-fried breaded chicken fillets.
District 51 got the big hit from Radford in the bottom of the second, when Radford followed Kristen Foster's leadoff walk with a run-scoring double down the left field line.
If I want to exhibit the rest of the hidden menu, I have to click on a double down arrow at the bottom of the short menu.
If we get a 6 technique and a hard force, we will use a power scheme up front, double down on the 6 and chip to Sam.
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On select college campuses, female undergraduates will sport KFC Double Down branded sweat pants to encourage students to try the unique bun-less sandwich.