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double agent

(Chin.) official name of liberal Legco member elected in the run-up to 1997

double bar

(Med.) phenomenon known to occur in the FCC after the 21st pint

double-barrelled

(Chin.) method of transporting two political prisoners in humane conditions

double bill

the concept of "one country - two police forces"

double-blind

state of mind of Legco members when discussing the beloved motherland

double boiler

Peggy Lam and Dorothy Liu

double CD

a way of getting back at the authorities, as in the Double Take Double CD

double-check

(Commerc.) amount paid by foreigners in Beijing

double chin

(Chin.) Mr. and Mrs. Chin

double-cross

(freemasonry) sign for the Sino-British Joint Declaration

double date

(of new airport) promised completion date

double-digit

(vulg.) hand-signal used by British to communicate with Chinese leaders

double Dutch

(Du.) = HK's Basic Law

double fault

(Chin.) serious error (usu. unattrib.)

double glazing

(Med.) result of reading Hong Kong's Basic Law

double jeopardy

(insurance) life-risk in HK, after completion of Daya Bay nuclear plant

double-jointed

a Lamma Island resident on pay day

double negative

(Chin.) response given to question asked by anyone surnamed Patten

double trouble

two countries - four systems

double take

(vulg. Brit.) radio show popular in Hong Kong in 1990s

AGFA

four-letter word describing company with balls enough to sponsor us