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Do a double-take

DEFINITION

Look and look again for clarity. The take that is being doubled, is one’s look at something which upon further review is not what it first appeared to be. (Compare to Taken aback.)

“I did a double-take when he walked into the shop because without his mustache  I didn’t recognize  him.”

 

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