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knock-on effect

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈnɒk.ɒn.ɪˌfekt/ us    /ˈnɑːk.ɑːn-/ mainly UK
When an event or situation has a knock-on effect, it causes other events or situations, but not directly: If one or two trains run late, it has a knock-on effect on the entire rail service.
Translations of “knock-on effect”
in Chinese (Traditional) 連鎖反應…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连锁反应…
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