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double take

(esp in comedy) a delayed reaction by a person to a remark, situation, etc.
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When you watch Laurie in ``Fry and Laurie,'' you see the actor using some similar facial mannerisms and double takes that have become familiar on the Fox show.
An onlooker said: "Jen's got a cracking figure and was really showing it off when she hit the shops - but the furry thing got her a few double takes for all the wrong reasons.
We wait for their audiences to realize something is amiss, turning typical cut-away shots into documentary double takes.
The white Starbucks-sippers who normally fill this artsy neighborhood do double takes as older men in neatly pressed suits, young women in Mango Tribe T-shirts and hip-hop Sikh boys rocking Million Youth March gear fill the street, lining up early for the premier of Ali Kazimi's long-awaited documentary, Continuous Journey.
This mischievous play on the F word (pardon my French indeed) resulted in much pursing of lips among the blue rinses and instant brand recognition among the clothing chain's target market, who delighted at the double takes as people peered at their T-shirt fronts to see if the logo really said what they thought it did.
lA York double takes Pat Eddery through the 150 mark for the season.
Hollywood execs can be forgiven if they do double takes at the one-sheets for "Cody Banks" plastering Los Angeles.
He won't be the only one doing a few double takes at Nine Tree primary school in Stockbridge Village.
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