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double-dipper

1. A recipient of a government pension who continues to work or receives Social Security. Don't be a double-dipper—collect your pension and let someone else have this job.
2. Someone who takes a bite of a food item and then inserts it into a dip, thereby contaminating the dip. Hey, don't be a double-dipper—no one wants your germs!
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double-dipper

1. n. a person who collects two salaries; a federal employee who collects a federal pension and Social Security. The double-dippers say they weren’t doing anything wrong.
2. n. a person who dips a chip or veggie into a dip or sauce after having taken a bite of the chip or veggie, thus risking the introduction of germs into the dip. I always watch the snack table to make sure there are no double-dippers.
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Double-dippers are those who are registered twice on the payroll and receive two salaries from two different public sector jobs.
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This will then ensure that double-dippers will be made available to shoulder their weight in the summer training cycles instructional cadre taskings and not hide out at the golf courses all summer on annuitant break and annual leave.
Maybe if these double-dippers were willing to give up some of their greed, we could afford to keep more murderers in jail without overtaxing the rest of us even further.
Nor are they given information on whether or not the retired generals are paid for their appearances: Are they mere double-dippers, getting military pensions and salaries from their contractor employers, or triple-dippers getting pensions, salaries and TV analyst money, or quadruple-dippers getting pensions, salaries, analyst checks and lecture fees now that they are network stars?
For the OBRA changes in 1981, a period Asen labels "reducing welfare," anti-welfare advocates followed Ronald Reagan's lead in identifying recipients as cheats, shirkers and double-dippers. Though it was conceded that some of the poor were "truly needy," the ratio of deserving to undeserving was never specified, and a dogged emphasis on the latter characterization suggested that most recipients were taking the American taxpayer for a ride (83-86).
By 1988, Asen sees the attack on welfare as having shifted its emphasis from shirkers and double-dippers to welfare dependency and the long-term recipient.
At the very least, she said, the Tea Party group wants all double-dippers to disclose their pensions on financial disclosure forms.
Many of the double-dippers are at the golf course, or at the lake, and are almost always simply unavailable for any tasking or training away from their comfort zone.
Sir, for most double-dippers the primary reserves and Class B or C contracts are just extra golf green and beer money, and the job is not taken seriously.
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