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.
See also: duty
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A prompter, for example, may have had no role other than the responsibility for helping actors with their lines, but also may have done double duty as a performer.
In his 21 years of service, the past 15 of which he's done double duty as a paramedic, he's had triple hernia surgery, torn his right rotator cuff, broken his ankle and suffered second-degree burns on his knees and ears.
DuBois to continue as a senior member of his staff in his concurrent role as the Director of Administration and Management for the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he has done double duty for the past two years.
Coors' generous funding of primary ads has done double duty, since the ads effectively introduced the brewery exec to voters.
This is the second year Sheaffer has done double duty for the Toreadors.