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A gamble to decide whether a loss or debt should be doubled or canceled.
- ‘Or swap routes on the way back and race for double or nothing.’
- ‘J Fraser wants double or quits on the second-half restart, for goodness sake.’
- ‘So I lost, then I did it again, and again, and every time it was double or nothing.’
- ‘He may even decide to play double or quits - and launch his own takeover bid for another media company.’
- ‘‘But I'll offer you double or quits this week when we play the Traders XI,’ Rod said.’
- ‘Clooney returned it, offering her double or quits by his 50th.’
- ‘The real battle lines are going to be whether folks are ready to give up their SUVs NOW, or whether they want to roll double or nothing on even more extreme impacts in the future.’
- ‘‘Bet you double or nothing,’ he told Fitz, rubbing his hands together eagerly.’
- ‘What was it, I ask the Minister - double or quits?’
- ‘The next morning she flipped a coin, double or nothing for her taxi fare money.’
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