Put the whammy on

Put the whammy on
render useless, motionless or powerless

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • put the whammy on — To put the evil eye on, cast an evil spell on • • • Main Entry: ↑wham …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the whammy on — Australian Slang render useless, motionless or powerless …   English dialects glossary

  • whammy — /hwam ee, wam ee/, n., pl. whammies. Informal. 1. the evil eye; jinx. 2. bad luck or misfortune. 3. a devastating blow, setback, or catastrophe: The drought and the high price of fertilizer are a double whammy to farmers. 4. put the whammy on, a …   Universalium

  • whammy — wham|my [ˈwæmi] n [singular] informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from wham] 1.) double/triple whammy two or three unpleasant things that happen at or around the same time and cause problems or difficulties for someone or for people in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whammy — n American a supernatural power, spirit or curse, responsible for punishment or retribution. A fanciful evocation, adapting the colloquial term wham , imitative of a heavy blow. The word is sometimes part of the phrase to put the whammy on… …   Contemporary slang

  • whammy — noun (C) put the whammy on sb to use magic powers to make someone have bad luck see also: double whammy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • the whammie — n American a supernatural power, spirit or curse, responsible for punishment or retribution. A fanciful evocation, adapting the colloquial term wham , imitative of a heavy blow. The word is sometimes part of the phrase to put the whammy on… …   Contemporary slang

  • whammy — ☆ whammy [hwamē, wamē ] n. pl. whammies Slang a jinx or the evil eye: usually in put a (or the) whammy on …   English World dictionary

  • Whammy bar — A whammy bar, tremolo arm/bar, or vibrato arm/bar is a component of a guitar, used to add vibrato to the sound by changing the tension of the strings, typically at the bridge or tailpiece. The whammy bar enables the player to quickly vary the… …   Wikipedia

  • whammy — n. (slang) (AE) jinx to put a (the) whammy on smb. * * * [ wæmɪ] (slang) (AE) [ jinx ] to put a (the) whammy on smb …   Combinatory dictionary

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