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 Double Dealing.Double-edged Sword. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Double Dutch.
 
Gibberish, jargon, or a foreign tongue not understood by the hearer. Dutch is a synonym for foreign; and double is simply excessive, in a twofold degree.   1
 


 Double Dealing.Double-edged Sword. 

 
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