What is a "double dip"?
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Double dip may refer to:|
Double dipping, the practice of simultaneously holding multiple elected positions
Double Dip (sweet), a confectionery produced by Swizzels Matlow
A meteorological term referring to both an "early high" temperature and a "late low" temperature in the same day
The practice of selling a media item to a consumer multiple times via a Special edition
The practice of using both a tanning bed and a sunless tanning method to achieve a very dark tan.
Double-dip recession, a recession shape used by economists
To put a food item (like a vegetable or tortilla chip) into a dip (food), take a bite and put the chip back in. Socially taboo (as mentioned in the Seinfeld episode "The Implant") as believed to add microbes from the person's mouth into the dip.
A lifeline in the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in which a contestant takes two tries at a question. If the contestant's first answer is wrong, he or she must choose from the remaining three answers, but if the second answer is also wrong, the contestant's game is over
During the United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal, the term "double dipping" was used to refer to two Members of Parliament (generally a married couple) who live together, both claiming expenses on the rent/mortgage/expenses of the same home. It also applied where one MP claimed their original home on expenses, and the other claimed their london home on expenses.
I was thinking of this one:|
A W-shaped recession or "double dip" recession, occurs when the economy has a recession, emerges from the recession with a short period of growth, but quickly falls back into recession.
The Early 1980s recession in the United States is cited as an example of a W-shaped recession.
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