[ duhb-uh l-doo-tee, -dyoo- ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈdu ti, -ˈdyu- /
designed to fill two functions: double-duty tools.
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Idioms and Phrases with double duty
Fulfilling two functions at the same time, as in Our pickup truck does double duty, since it is used for the business and for family outings.
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