knock-on effect

noun

Definition of knock-on effect

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: something (such as a process, action, or event) that causes other things to happen The drought is likely to have a knock-on effect throughout the whole economy.

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“Knock-on effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock-on%20effect. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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