double\ duty

noun
two uses or jobs; two purposes or duties.

Matthew does double duty. He's the janitor in the morning and gardener in the afternoon.

Our new washer does double duty; it washes the clothes and also dries them.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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