(someone or something) strikes again

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(someone or something) strikes again

Someone or something appears or acts again in the same manner and having the same or similar effect. Typically implies that the person, thing, or effect they cause is negative in some way. Yet another working-class neighborhood overrun with coffee shops and boutique stores—rich yuppies strike again! After the unveiling of the president's controversial tax plan, it looks like trickle-down economics strikes again.
See also: again, strike

— strikes again

something or someone acts again or reappears in characteristic fashion and with noticeable effect.
The expression originated in science-fiction and fantasy fiction and films, typically as the title of a sequel.
2004 New Zealand Parliamentary Debates They believe there is no legitimate place for Maori, except as subservient workers for their colonial masters. The tea planter strikes again!
See also: again, strike
References in classic literature ?
Strike no man without need, for I would fain avoid bloodshed, but if ye do strike, strike hard, and see that there be no need to strike again. Then keep all together until we come again to Sherwood, and let no man leave his fellows."
Strike again. You shall beat my face, and tear my hair, and pluck my beard up by the roots, and welcome, for the sake of your bright eyes.
So the old woman had to strike again three times upon the ground with the rod, and the next morning the garden was there.
The moment that knee left the floor he would strike again. He circled around, but the referee circled in between, and Rivera knew that the seconds he counted were very slow.
The potent palm was uplifted to strike again when Tom cried out:
I grabbed von Schoenvorts' arm and jerked him away before he could strike again, if such had been his intention, and then he raised his little stick to strike me; but before it descended the muzzle of my pistol was against his belly and he must have seen in my eyes that nothing would suit me better than an excuse to pull the trigger.
'No hand can make the clock which will strike again for me the hours that are gone,' replied the Carrier, with a faint smile.
Before he could strike again, however, I got in my right hand and he was sprawling on his back on the floor.
Men who had already got to work on the killing beds dropped their tools and joined them; some galloped here and there on horseback, shouting the tidings, and within half an hour the whole of Packingtown was on strike again, and beside itself with fury.
Followers of the 'green and gold' had to wait until 2001 to strike again, with Grimes and then in 2006 Roger Loughran scored on Far From Trouble.
KARACHI:A Joint Action Committee (JAC) of doctors on Saturday gave the Sindh health department another ultimatum to issue a notification of increase in salaries and allowances, stating that the doctors of Sindh would go on a province-wide strike again from February 13 otherwise.This was announced by Sindh Young Doctors Association (YDA) Chairman Dr Umer Sultan during a joint press conference held at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
A woman who accused Karen Buckley's murderer of sexual assault wrote to a government minister warning he would strike again.
The 34-year-old had previously dismissed his chances of winning the title but the inspired style of his riding yesterday told a different story as he moved on to 52 winners before heading to Doncaster VVCONTINUES page 2 James Pyman with two fancies to take the spoils Page 8 Peter Thomas thinks a dual winner can strike again Page 14 Peter Thomas thinks a dual winner can strike again
Summary: The Union Coordination Committee announced Thursday that it would go on strike again at the end of this month, in a widely expected escalation to its wage dispute with political factions represented in Parliament.