strikes again

(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 ?
'I must be off, for when the clock strikes again, it'll be necessary for me to be upon my way to church.
Otherwise, when disaster strikes again, you will be ineligible for federal assistance for insurable flood damage to your home or its contents.
"Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes" is heading to more platforms, specifically the PlayStation 4 and PC, its developers confirmed. Despite getting mixed reviews, it has been lauded for its unique gameplay presentation.
TRAVIS STRIKES AGAIN: NO MORE HEROES Switch HHH HH THIS is a spin off from the two intentionally bonkers No More Heroes games first released on Wii.
Travis Strikes Again picks up after the second game, as Travis and his nemesis Badman are sucked Tron-style into a VR console and have to carve their way out, the perfect setting for the game's fourth-wall breaking video game culture references.
Alas, Johnny English Strikes Again is a load of Thunderballs.
Johnny English strikes again (PG) HH HHH SEVEN years after Rowan Atkinson's MI7 agent blundered through the lacklustre sequel Johnny English Reborn, the rubber-faced leading man dusts off his licence to kill for a globetrotting third mission under the direction of David Kerr.
Johnny English strikes again (PG) HH HHH SEVEN years after Rowan Atkinson's MI7 agent blundered through the lacklustre sequel, Johnny English Reborn, the rubber-faced leading man dusts off his licence to kill for a globetrotting third mission under the direction of David Kerr.
The answer to that question is the most interesting part of Johnny English Strikes Again -- though also the least interesting for the many fans who just want to laugh at Atkinson's trademark mannerisms, the bulging eyes, pursed lips and feline expressions of sly complacency.
Zayn Malik strikes again with 'Allah Ke Bande' after Kailash Kher's response
Extraordinary scenes at Epsom as barmy Barzalona celebrates a sensational Derby victory for France on Pour Moi, with the Queen's big hope Carlton House beaten into third All the best reaction and comment, including Alastair Down's verdict, following an incredible day at Epsom, pages 2-9 PRICEWISE STRIKES AGAIN FALLON DRAMA Derby day was another Classic for followers of Tom Segal, who tipped the big-race winner at 6-1.
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Now detectives are issuing an urgent warning to lone women to be vigilant and urged anyone who might know the knifeman to turn him in before he strikes again.
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But she barely has time to get used to the idea of being cool when the global conspiracy strikes again. As her swimming coach advises her, getting paid to perform as a swimmer ranks her a professional, effectively rendering her ineligible to participate in high school sports or compete for scholarship money.