What is the meaning of double dose? For example,

I wish for you a double dose of health.

Is it used in everyday English? What are its synonyms?

  • What does the dictionary tell about double? And dose?
    – Drew
    Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 3:17

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A dose is a quantity of a medicine or drug taken or recommended to be taken at a particular time: "he took a dose of cough medicine".

A double dose would literally be to take two amounts at the same time, but it's usually used metaphorically. I've never used it in speech, or heard anyone else use it in everyday speech, but it is often used in news reports, for example:

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