knock-on effect(s)


1. the indirect result of something






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something had a knock-on effect on something else

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A 'knock-on effect' is an effect that occurs as a result of a process or event, usually indirectly. When something occurs due to a previous action, you can say the first action had a 'knock-on effect'. For example, the broken traffic lights had the knock-on effect of creating a traffic jam.

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  1. The growing unrest in the oil rich country is expected to have a number of knock-on effects, including rising fuel costs in many parts of Europe.
  2. A major knock-on effect of the new supermarket opening in the town was that many smaller shops were put out of business.

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  1. The investigation into the company's dealings has had a knock-on effect on its share price, which has dropped significantly overnight. 
  2. Our data analysis has revealed an interesting knock-on effect. Users who register on our website are more likely to make a second purchase in the following week. 

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