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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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TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Apprenticeships should be affordable for all, but many apprentices face the double whammy of low pay and high travel costs.
"It was a double whammy. "Then a minute later we score an unbelievable own goal and it was damage limitation after that.
Before the revision data showed that 49 counties had fewer jobs than at the beginning of the Great Recession, 26 counties with fewer jobs than last year and 23 "double whammy' counties that have fewer jobs than in 2007 and continue to lose jobs year-over-year.
"Never Tear Us Apart," meanwhile, got the Jury Prize along with five technical awards - Best Music for Erwin Romulo, Juan Miguel Sobrepena, and Malek Lopez, Best Production Design for Thesa Tang, Best Editing for Ilsa Malsi, Best Cinematography for Sasha Palomares, and Best Director for Whammy.
Best Director: Whammy Alcazaren (Never Tear Us Apart)
The first whammy is the arbitrary deferment of the release of the second P1,000 from the approved hike in the monthly SSS pension.
'The prices of goods has not really come down after GST was removed, and now you have SST on top of it, it will be a double whammy,' the former prime minister and finance minister told reporters at the Parliament lobby.
'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.
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.
A double whammy + 1 is a triple part difficulty; e.g.
SAVERS have been urged not to rush to take advantage of new freedoms allowing them to access their pension pots, amid warnings of a potential "triple tax whammy".
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple suffered a doubly whammy in the Australian tablet market after tablet sales dipped 28% or 500,000 less units sold for the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.
PROVING that some things do get better with age, Dame Helen Mirren gave us a double whammy at the weekend rocking the red carpet two nights in a row.