[Ads-l] double-tap

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 12 07:57:10 EDT 2019


 CNN:

"Administration officials...are considering double-tapping Secretary of
State Mike Pompeyo.  It means he would keep the job as Secretary of State
[but] he would also potentially become National Security Adviser."

But some of us wonder if that's the best word:

2003 Robin Moore _The Hunt for Bin Laden_ (N.Y.: Random House) 163: SOP ...
ensured that anyone who finished shooting his targets would start
"double-tapping" the others, a term for quickly placing two additional
bullets in the chest of your adversary.

Moore's def., adapted to the situation, is too specific.

See Wiki and Urban D for more....Far more.

JL

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