Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) an indirect result of an event or action
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something will have widespread repercussions
A repercussion is an unintended consequence of an event or action. The noun 'repercussion' usually refers to a negative or serious effect or consequence. This is a formal word usually used in professional contexts."The repercussions of this will be felt widely throughout the company."
Social Examples (Advance)
The closing of the factory will havewidespread repercussions that will negatively impact the entire local community.
The Presidentwarned that there would be repercussionsif a trade deal was not agreedby the end of the week. Sanctions are just one of the many options on the table.
Professional Examples (Advance)
The decisions made by the board will have repercussionsfor the direction of the company for years to come.
The client has chosen to withdraw their contract and therepercussions for us are big.
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