Double Jeopardy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after double jeopardy, the legal concept, in the quiz show Jeopardy!

Noun[edit]

Double Jeopardy

  1. A round of questioning or other situation where the possible gains and/or losses from choices are magnified.
    • 1988 July, Steven E. de Souza, Die Hard, 20th Century Fox
      John McClane: Sorry Hans, wrong guess. Would you like to go for Double Jeopardy where the scores can really change?
    • 1999, Optimizing Network Traffic, Notes from the Field, volume 3, Microsoft Press
      Specifically, if after all this travel the application is inefficiently designed, the process gets into double jeopardy, where the scores can really change.
    • 2000 April, Edward Bear, The Seven Deadly Needs, pages 87-88, Health Communications
      We may now be ready for the Double Jeopardy round. Now for the next question