knock-on effect


the effect which an action will have on other situations
ExampleThe strike by customs officers has had a knock-on effect on car production by slowing down exports of cars.

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You should always try to make sure that you know how any knock-on effect may change things for your company.

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There might be a knock-on effect and I told my boss that cause he had a history of doing things without thinking of their effects.

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My company's purchase of a large amount of iron ore is likely to have a knock-on effect for the price of iron ore for our competitors.

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