Origin of double cross
Other definitions for double cross (2 of 2)
Origin of double-cross
OTHER WORDS FROM double-crossdouble-crosser, noun
How to use double cross in a sentence
And Ollie says, ‘Oh, I see, well, let me have two double vodka martinis.’The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks after returning from England, I was trolling the dairy section and came across the Cotswold Double Gloucester.
He went on to say that even such double horrors had never kept cops from continuing on.
Faced with the loss of middle class voters, the administration seems determined to double down on its current coalition.
Albuquerque Economic Development, a private non-profit, estimates the five year growth rate at almost double the U.S. in general.
Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
All things are double, one against another, and he hath made nothing defective.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The way was under a double row of tall trees, which met at the top and formed a green arch over our heads.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The wretched young man persistently exercises his right of crying "Banco," and so practically going double or quits each time.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for double cross (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for double cross (2 of 2)
Derived forms of double-crossdouble-crosser, noun
Other Idioms and Phrases with double cross
A deliberate betrayal; violation of a promise or obligation, as in They had planned a double cross, intending to keep all of the money for themselves. This usage broadens the term's earlier sense in sports gambling, where it alluded to the duplicity of a contestant who breaks his word after illicitly promising to lose. Both usages gave rise to the verb double-cross. [Late 1800s]