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double as

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double as

verb phrase

To perform or work as, in addition to one's primary job: He doubled in brass as a waiter when the cooking was done

[1920+ Circus; fr the skill of a circus performer who does an act and also plays in the band]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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