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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Summary: SoftBank Group Corp's CEO Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday he plans to devote the bulk of his time on the double down on the firm's ambitious tech investment strategy.
Early signs are that he recognises the need to double down on diplomacy, and in the space of ten days alone last month Putin met with four leaders from the top 10 world economies.
Keeping in mind China's budding cooperation with India, a US ally, the extent of pressure that can be exerted on US can double down with China and Russia's support, with the US left with no ally in this issue, except Israel.
While the heart of our business is in the Oklahoma communities where we live and operate, this office allows us to expand our corporate presence, centralize key business functions and double down on our commitment to the state, said Rafael Gonzalez, head of Enel Green Power North America.
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AMAZON is making inroads into the British countryside this year as part of plans to "double down" on the untapped potential of rural and farming communities.
Yesterday sources confirmed to the Irish Mirror that Theresa May will double down on plans for a soft border.