[Ads-l] double-tap

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Fri Sep 13 06:31:31 UTC 2019

The Army usually calls that "dual hatting."
Dave Hause

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"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.


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