do (double) duty

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do (double) duty

1. To do two things simultaneously. It's sometimes tough to do double duty as an accountant and a mom, but we really needed a second income.
2. To be able to serve two functions. Don't worry, this space can do double duty as a guest room and an office.
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By changing out what they call their "cling tab" and their "hinge tab" you can convert the holster from OWB to IWB and back again, doing double duty.
I was doing double duty trying to be a supportive partner while also being like, 'Can I please, for the love of God, not think about 'Mother
Ideally these people would "owe me one," so I could arm twist them into attending or doing double duty.
Yovan learned how to take care of his arm while doing double duty as a pitcher and hitter at Westview High School in Beaverton.
That's why when Jose was doing double duty in basketball-training with the national team and anchoring Cignal's run in the PBA D-League-coach Boyet Fernandez would often sit the former FEU stalwart during practices.
Doing double duty as director and lead actor, award winner Kevin Kline tackles Shakespeares most famous melancholy Dane in Hamlet (1990)
A perfect example of a line that is doing double duty is Pacifica Suncare, which debuted exclusively in Target Corp.
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That's why so many are doing double duty in the office and on the volunteer scene.
The violent gangster picture about the Kray twins saw Tom Hardy doing double duty as the crime boss brothers, but critics were lukewarm, and the picture nabbed a so-so $83,000 from four theaters for a per-screen average of $20,271.
Blick says doing double duty gave him both a blueprint for the project and flexibility as a director to "react to where a good actor takes you.
Tissue boxes are doing double duty as dispensers and catchalls.
Doing double duty playing harmonica and tickling the ivories, Joel shifted from spoken-sung vocals to belting out the tune, sometimes with eyes clenched tight.
Eight essays follow the editor's overview, with the final essay on "Indigenous Criticism and Indigenous Literature in the 1990s," by Michele Lacombe, doing double duty as a conclusion that points to the need for further rethinking.
The well-balanced cast all looked and sounded their parts--the ardent American tenor Dimitri Pittas as Rodolfo (alternating with Michael Fabi-ano and Eric Margiore), the debuting Italian soprano Grazia Doronzio as Mimi (alternating with Joyce El-Khoury, who also alternated with Simone Osborne as Musetta), Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins as Marcello (alternating with Phillip Addis, who alternated in turn with Cameron McPhail as Schau-nard), American bass-baritone Christian Van Horne as Conine (alternating with Tom Corbeil) and American bass-baritone Thomas Hammons, doing double duty as Benoit and Alcindoro.