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double-dipping

(The act of being) involved in and benefiting from two different things at once, often illegally. Once you start getting pension payments, you could be accused of double-dipping.
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If we're right, it won't be long before a double-dip in prices gets underway, too."
If the "double-dip" occurs in the tax year of the change or the subsequent tax year, the full-year change approach is often more beneficial.
That would mark the longest double-dip recession since quarterly records began in 1955 and is believed to be the worst since the Second World War.
Adam Cooney, Coventry ?NOW we're in a double-dip recession, what have those business leaders and media figures who endorsed Cameron, smeared Brown and deceived us got to say for themselves?
The slump in the service sector - the traditional powerhouse of the nation's economy - raised renewed fears of a double-dip recession.
A double-dip recession is when the economy slides back into recession before it has fully recovered from the last one.
"This is a mixed budget for the North East, there is some good news and some bad news, but it has not removed the fears of a double-dip recession."
Hills have cut the odds on a double-dip recession in 2011 from 3-1 to 9-4 and quote 5-4 that interest rates will rise before August.
"A double-dip would obviously extend the period of recession," he said.
Summary: The latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures suggest the UK's double-dip recession is not as deep as previously feared.
* SIR - It seems First Minister Carwyn Jones blames the Tory/Lib Dem government in Westminster for the economic state of the country ("Dragging Wales to the edge of double-dip recession", January 26.
THE economy suffered a triple-whammy of woe yesterday - fuelling fears of a double-dip recession.
The gross domestic product figure was sharply down on the 1.2% surge in the previous three months sparking fears of a double-dip recession.
THE outgoing head of the Government's tax and spending watchdog today said he was "not confident" the United Kingdom would escape a double-dip recession.
FIRST MINISTER Carwyn Jones warned of the "very real prospect" of a double-dip recession as he renewed his concerns over the UK Government's financial strategy.