How to use double-duty in a sentence
For someone doing, as he puts it, “double duty,” the 59-year-old Condon looks remarkably spry.
Matt Nathanson pulled double-duty as mainstage performer and house band for the night.Thank VH1’s ‘You Oughta Know’ Concert for That Lorde and Haim Collaboration You Never Knew You Wanted | Kevin Fallon | November 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He previously did double duty on Justified and Burn Notice.Scene-Stealer Jere Burns on ‘Justified,’ ‘Bates Motel,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and More | Jason Lynch | May 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Until then the Education Center will do double duty as a place to honor the sacrifices of the last decade.By the Vietnam Wall, a Place to Honor Our Post-9/11 Service Members | Jan C. Scruggs | October 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But intangibles also count when a president, particularly one long viewed as aloof, has to do double duty as the mourner-in-chief.
Here the arms are relieved from duty and a double duty is laid on the legs, with the consequence stated.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
Mary, not experienced enough to be left in charge in the sick room, did double duty at home.Mary Ware's Promised Land | Annie Fellows Johnston
I shall appoint you at once and you shall have a double duty—to serve our simple, kindly people, and to search for a spy.Gypsy Flight | Roy J. Snell
I knew we should be late; but we'll do double duty at dinner.Marion Berkley | Elizabeth B. Comins
For two years now I have done a double duty—I have been both resident and controlleur.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
Other 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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