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see double

To see two images of a single person or object, especially as caused by intoxication, physical ailment, or a blow to the head. He got so hammered on vodka that by the time he stood up he was seeing double. I saw double for a while after running into that goalpost, but I felt better after sitting down for a while.
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see double

to see two of everything instead of one, owing to a medical disorder. When I was driving, I saw two people on the road instead of one. I'm seeing double. There's something wrong with my eyes. Mike at first thought he was seeing double when he saw Mary with her sister. He didn't know she had a twin.
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see double

See two images of one object, either as an illusion or owing to some visual aberration, especially one caused by intoxication. For example, Those twins look so much alike they make me think I'm seeing double, or One more drink and I'll be seeing double. This idiom was first recorded in 1628.
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The group saw double digit growth in its stores across Asia Pacific and the Americas.
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The median sale prices, often regarded as the more accurate statistic for determining the market's strength, also saw double digit increases for condominiums and cooperatives.
The craft beer industry last saw double digit growth in 1996, a year in which the number of craft breweries in operation increased by more than 35% and volume increased by 26%.
In its global league of house prices,The Economist says only six countries saw double digit percentage house price rises in the last year: Australia(17.6%); Britain(16); Spain (15.7); Ireland (13.6); France(11.1) and Italy (10.6).