double duty


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double duty

1. Doing 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. Serving two functions. Don't worry, this space can do double duty as a guest room and an office.
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double duty

Fulfilling two functions at the same time, as in Our pickup truck does double duty, since it is used for the business and for family outings .
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References in classic literature ?
But we have brought you into the world to be rulers of the hive, kings of yourselves and of the other citizens, and have educated you far better and more perfectly than they have been educated, and you are better able to share in the double duty. Wherefore each of you, when his turn comes, must go down to the general underground abode, and get the habit of seeing in the dark.
'This is no common trust that I have to discharge, and I will perform the double duty that is imposed upon me most scrupulously and strictly.
She began to think it rather hard upon the mare to have such double duty; if she were forgotten, the poor mare should be remembered.
Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman, and Miss Peecher kept him on double duty over Mr Bradley Headstone.
"Now let's fly round, and do double duty today, so that we can play tomorrow with free minds," said Jo, preparing to replace her pen with a broom.
There, said the landlord, placing the candle on a crazy old sea chest that did double duty as a wash-stand and centre table; there, make yourself comfortable now, and good night to ye.
Eryx being made to do double duty, both as Scheria and Ithaca.
"Take care my gaoler hasn't got double duty to do--take care your room is not a prison too."
The First World War memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and would later do double duty for the Second World War.
They can do double duty as delicious glutenfree croutons.
Made for the "clean beauty obsessed," the Knours Starter Kit is a collection of seven of the brand's leading products, including Your Only Cleanser, Skin Meditation Gel Cream, One Perfect Cream, Double Duty Mist (no-rinse), and In-bed Cleansing Wipes (three sheets).
De Liano played double duty after also suiting up for University of the Philippines in the first game.
This is a true double duty boat which is at home on the flats one day and in the duck marsh the next with a price tag first time boaters will love.
Now the researchers have found that the myxoma virus, found in rabbits, can do double duty, quelling the unwanted side effects of a bone marrow transplant and destroying cancer cells, said the study published in the journal Blood.
HARRY Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was on double duty last night for the premieres of his two new films.