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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The pace of UK economic growth slowed sharply at the start of the year as January saw a triple whammy of weaker PMI surveys," said Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey.
Together with the other contemporaneous Court of Appeals rulings unrealistically preventing the taking of deposition of human trafficking victim Mary Jane Veloso and the wholesale rejection of the human rights victims' claim against the estate of kleptocrat Marcos, the decision to let gloating ex-Palawan governor Joel Reyes 'miraculously' get off the hook for the killing of antimining advocate and journalist Gerry Ortega demonstrates a triple whammy to those who still resort to our justice system for remedies.
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.
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.
He said: "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.
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.
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.
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.
1 (ANI): England star Peter Crouch has reportedly agreed to join Stoke after Tony Pulis pulled off a 22-million-pound triple whammy.
For sixth formers it is a triple whammy with the EMA going and putting university fees up and members of the parliament fear people, particular those in disadvantaged areas, will not be able to stay on in education.
Eye salutes this as good news for the pay bargaining skills of manufacturers--but, coming as it does after two tough years where pay freezes have been the norm, it's not so good for engineers who are being hit by the triple whammy of rising prices for energy, food and transport.
But when the triple whammy hit northern Japan March 11, governments and insurers around the globe began to take a new look at their own risks.
The plans are part of a detailed submission to the Chancellor from the ACS that also called for a freeze in the National Minimum Wage and action to prevent rates increases caused by the triple whammy of an increase in rateable values, an above-inflation annual rates increase and the introduction of the Supplementary Business Rate.
In the wake of the economic downturn, hospitals, nursing homes, nursery schools, senior centers, soup kitchens, and other nonprofit organizations have been hit by a triple whammy.