You have probably heard someone use the expression, "triple threat." However, you might not have really understood what it means. Let's set the record straight by understanding this simple definition.
First of all, triple means "three." So it is obvious that the definition involves the number three.
According to the dictionary, a triple threat is someone in a particular field who exhibits three skills that are necessary to excel. Usually, those three skills are related in some way.
For example, a football player in gridiron football who is good at passing, kicking and running is a triple treat. Just passing and kicking would not make him a triple threat. But having all three skills in football makes him one.
A person who can sing, dance and act is a triple treat. Jennifer Lopez is sometimes referred to as a triple threat because she sings, she dances, and she has significant roles in movies. Having just one of those skills would not make her a triple threat. There are plenty of celebrities who are good in one or two of those areas but necessarily all three.
A person in journalism is a triple threat if he is good at writing, editing and reporting the news.
Are you a triple threat? If so, what are you good at in three areas that are related?