Double Take

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Double Take.

What does “Double Take” mean?
  • a delayed surprised reaction at seeing something or someone
  • a surprised second look at a something whose significance wasn’t completed grasped at first
How to use “Double Take”? Use it in this phrase
  • Do a double take
Examples:
  • I did a double take when he showed up in a pink wig.
  • Seeing how much weight I had lost, she did a double take.

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