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    knock on effect

    Hello


    could u tell me please the meaning of this idiom

    " knock on effect"

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    Hello


    could u tell me please the meaning of this idiom

    " knock on effect"

    thanks
    That one is unfamiliar to me. If you can supply me with some context I might be able to figure it out.

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    Re: idiom

    If something has a "knock-on effect", it means that it has a "secondary or incidental effect" on future events.

    See: http://define.ansme.com/words/k/knock-on_effect.html
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    If something has a "knock-on effect", it means that it has a "secondary or incidental effect" on future events.

    See: http://define.ansme.com/words/k/knock-on_effect.html
    I've got it! Synonyms: consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot. (It's a British expression.)

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