double-check double-check

Definition(s):

  • (v) check once more to be absolutely sure

Usage(s):

  1. You forget to do things like double-check the spelling of a name or set the brake when you stop on a hill.
  2. In the future, I'm going to double-check the stories that use unnamed sources at the Pentagon before linking to them.
  3. Unlike with The Pentagon Papers, one can't go to official sources to double-check their provenance.

News

  1. GreyWingFinancial.com Advises Consumers to Rethink Retirement Age

    GreyWingFinancial.com personal finance and economic magazine for seniors comments on recent survey information showing that the age of expected retirement is largely beyond age 65, and encourages consumers to do a double-check of their finances if they are shooting to retire right at 65. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/retirement-age-65/recheck-your ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Partly sunny today with showers possible this afternoon and likely by evening, says Paul Poteet

    Make the most of your Sunday morning, then double-check the doppler radar in the afternoon.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  3. Onondaga Lake dredging foes lawyer: I made an honest mistake

    Attorney says he had increasingly relied on his staff to double-check legal briefs after he suffered a heart attack.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: The Post-Standard

Quotes

  1. "We're pleased the Supreme Court ruled in favor of disclosure, upholding the public's right to double-check the work of signature gatherers and government — and giving them the ability to learn which voters are directing the state to hold an...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Rob McKenna Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It doesn't always feel right when you're being associated with four women and just a group of people who I have so much respect for and so much admiration for," Page said. "It feels like, are you sure? Do you want to double-check that?"
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Ellen Page Source: Prince George Citizen

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