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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a bet in which the first, second and third place winners are picked in the correct order

    "Lucky me, I hit the trifecta," said George Bush in the immediate aftermath of September 11, according to his budget director. War, recession and national emergency liberated him to soar in the political stratosphere.

    Submitted by Kerry from United Kingdom on 17/03/2016
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    the situation of having three major achievements in a profession, sport, or other pastime

    New Zealand tennis players completed the trifecta at the Wimbledon junior championships in London today when Marina Erakovic, GD Jones and William Ward all won.

    Submitted by Kerry from United Kingdom on 17/03/2016
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an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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