double-cross


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Cronin, "and editorialize that you are going to be set up for a double-cross, well, that is just negatively coloring the issue.
Try to complicate it--or double-cross us--and the deal is off.
The primary reason for the transition from heterogeneous stands of open-pollinated varieties and to double-cross hybrids and then to homogeneous stands of single-cross hybrids during the mid-20th century was the higher mean yield of the latter.
The language is riveting and so addictive that by the time you realize the plot plays thin even up to the author's trademark double-cross denouement, it's too late.
The Countess was the victim of a double double-cross, if such a thing is possible.