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double entendre

1. a word, phrase, etc., that can be interpreted in two ways, esp one having one meaning that is indelicate
2. the type of humour that depends upon such ambiguity
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twitter.com/cJ156vWO8w The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) June 6, 2019 The report also said that Favila's messages to the reporter "signify double meaning as they contain sexual undertones.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) affirmed its stand of recommending the banning in the airing of the song entitled "Amatz" by Shantie Dope for its double meaning that supposedly encourages illegal drug use even for recreational purposes.
That attracted hundreds of comments, some lighthearted but many crude or derogatory and pointing out the double meaning.
Its in-betweenness gives rise to wonderful Yiddish expressions like "host mikh gekhapt umgerikht, mitn khalemoyed in droysn" or, as my friend Michael Wex translates it, "You caught me unawares, with my Abrahamic covenant in my hand." Khalemoyed being the thing beyn regel le-regel (between festivals) but regel having the double meaning of "leg." (I know, it's not funny when I have to explain the joke.
Tabet, born in 1983, had his artwork shifted by Lebanon's post war climate, as exemplified in his 2009 piece 'How to Play Beirut' which uses alcohol glasses and a map of the city to create a double meaning on the word 'bombed'.
'Mubarakan', which thrives on pure clean comedy without any double meaning jokes or inappropriate scenes, stands out with its clean humour in the age of slapstick and adult comedies.
My role was of a singer who used to sing double meaning songs."
If Jesus' words have double meaning, one obvious and the other hidden, why is it that Christian Church officials never explain these two meanings?
The title has a double meaning, as much for its use in the American criminal justice system as for the number of 'chances' her parents had given Charlie to, as they see it, find the error of her ways and come home, of course without Sean.
Devil's Bridgeis a title taken from an old Celtic tale but has double meaning because of the site of the novel's deadly confrontation, when Chapman has to make a deal with the devil to save the life of someone he loves.
"That's my only aim: to win tomorrow, to make another step in this competition and hopefully we can go as far as we can and win the trophy because it has a double meaning for us.
The title of the exhibition plays on the double meaning of the words 'Al Masry Al Youm', indicating not only the newspaper, but also the people of Egypt.