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Hello dear teachers!
I was wondering what the word ''doubling-down'' means.
But as the recession began to ease, Beck’s apocalyptic forecasts and ominous conspiracies became less persuasive, and his audience began to drift away. Beck responded with a doubling-down that ultimately brought about his demise on Fox.
It's a reference to gambling, where you literally double the amount of money you have bet on a particular set of cards.
In this use, it means that he did not back away from things that might have been controversial. Instead he went even stronger in the same direction.