triple whammy

triple whammy

A combination of three different elements, circumstances, or actions that results in a particularly powerful force, outcome, or effect. Deregulation of the financial sector, securitization of huge amounts of various debt, and fluctuating national interest rates formed a triple whammy that sent the stock market crashing.
See also: triple, whammy

triple whammy

(ˈtrɪplæ ˈʍæmi)
n. a powerful treatment; a powerful shock. The market crash, the trade figures, and the death of the secretary of defense was a powerful triple whammy in Washington politics this week.
See also: triple, whammy
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Firms are reeling from a triple whammy of a new wave of online agents, the struggling housing market and rising costs.
The chain revealed a triple whammy of high costs, slashing the value of stock by PS5million and a foreign currency hit.
'In the 'Triple Whammy' protest this week, we will be calling on the DTI to immediately junk the TRAIN law, oil deregulation law and value-added tax, which primarily cause the rising prices of petroleum products as well as basic commodities and services,' said Ed Cubelo, KMU Metro Manila chair.
SUIT tailoring retailer Moss Bros has warned over profits after sales suffered a triple whammy from stock shortages, low footfall and sluggish suit hire demand.
ACTIVITY in Britain's powerhouse services sector slipped to a 16-month low in January, resulting in a "triple whammy" of weak data that stands to knock UK growth.
Indeed a very simple formula for a great Tory landslide and consign Labour to the history books would have been not to erode the Tories pledge of a cap on long-term care, not to means test winter fuel allowance, and inexplicably do away with pension guarantees (triple lock) - truly a triple whammy against the elderly and most vulnerable in our so-called civilised society.
Stephen Kinnock warned that Wales will be hit hardest by the fallout of Brexit and faces being hit by a "triple whammy" of export tariffs, rising inflation and the end of EU funding.
"A hard Brexit will lead us off a cliff edge towards higher food prices with a triple whammy of punishing tariffs, customs checks and workforce shortages" - Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem European Union spokesman and former deputy prime minister.
RUSSELL Slade reckons Cardiff City got hit with a triple whammy after the Bluebirds were denied THREE nailed-on penalties as they lost their unbeaten record at the hands of Hull.
Our onshore and oshore oil and gas industry is working hard to mitigate the impact of volatile, low oil prices and the potential dominoeect from an economic triple whammy; falling revenues, the risk that some investments may soon be deemed uneconomical, diminishing eld life and accelerating decommissioning."
Ethiopia, Senegal and Tanzania are the African economies with the highest potential vulnerability to the 'triple whammy' of macro-financial and energy price shocks expected to continue their effect on global markets in 2013.
It could all add up to a trio of developments which represent a triangular triumph and terrific triple whammy for our world-famous waterfront!
PHIL TAYLOR put aside the triple whammy of old age, a lack of fitness and a set of new darts to complete a 13th World Matchplay triumph in Blackpool on Sunday night, writes Steve Davies.
A "TRIPLE WHAMMY" drug that tackles advanced prostate cancer in three different ways has passed its first hurdle, scientists have said.
Summary: DAVOS - The European Union may pass a triple whammy environment policy in the first half of this year that would bring a rapid jobs boost, cut energy bills and improve the environment by one simple measure: keeping Europe's buildings in good repair.