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He thought of Bette, the inveterate explainer and double-take expert.

Jerry started to sweat over the thing again, then suddenly did a double-take.

The whistle came from his lips this time, as he did a double-take at the figure which confronted him.

My heart did a double-take; one slip and he'd be off into the gorge, and the frost stung, melting under his bare fingers.

WORD ORIGIN

1922, from double (adj.) + take (n.).

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