double take


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double take

(esp in comedy) a delayed reaction by a person to a remark, situation, etc.
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lA York double takes Pat Eddery through the 150 mark for the season.
Today's double takes me to 29 for the year, and seven of them have come in the past seven days," he said.
Caring for manic children isn't nearly as exhausting as watching 90 minutes of Murphy and Garlin's halfhearted pratfalls and double takes.
A Carlisle double takes Jack Berry to 64 for the season, just six short of his previous best.
Van Leeuwen no longer notices the double takes he gets when he lines up for another marathon.