knock-on effect

Definition

noun
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.

Use knock-on effect in a sentence

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

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 4 people found this helpful.

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.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 11 people found this helpful.

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.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 11 people found this helpful.

Show more usage examples...

Browse Definitions by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
knock-in option knock-out option