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Synonyms for whammy

an object or power that one uses to cause often evil events

Synonyms for whammy

a serious or devastating setback

an evil spell

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Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser for the British Dental Association, said: "Prosecco offers a triple whammy of carbonation, sweetness and alcohol, which can put your teeth at risk, leading to sensitivity and enamel erosion.
We found that people are likely getting a double whammy of exposure in terms of health during rush-hour commutes,' said researcher Michael Bergin.
USA], Jul 22 ( ANI ): Turns out, rush-hour commuters may be in for a double whammy of pollution exposure.
The second whammy was delivered on Tuesday, when the Supreme Court decided, 9-5, to allow the burial of Ferdinand Marcos' remains in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
A double whammy is a situation that is bad in two different ways: a situation in which two bad conditions exist at the same time or two bad things happen one after the other.
Besides lower sales, tablets running on Android OS outsold Apple's iPad in the country for the first time, representing the second whammy to hit Apple.
Ash cops a double whammy From Back Page charge which could bring another fine.
BUS users face a double whammy of rising fares and cuts to services as council transport budgets are slashed by over pounds 500,000.
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.
ARTS organisations are facing the prospect of a double whammy of spending cuts which could be disastrous for their future, MPs warned today.
IT'S a double whammy of cheery congratulations for two celebs today.
This was how he used it: "I would love to make it a blue double whammy by cheering Town on to promotion.
MY WEEK Punting high A back-to-lay of Rubi Light at Punchestown, getting rid of the pre-race bet at very short odds, while backing Mourad to beat Robbie Hennessy's hurdler when he had 15 lengths to claw back - a double whammy that worked in my favour for once Punting low Getting caught out by hard-pullers that win.
The double whammy of Christmas and the credit crunch will make the first full week of January one of the busiest ever.
KINGS of Leon pulled off a double whammy this week, claiming the number one spot on both the UK's album and single charts, the Official UK Charts Company said yesterday.