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    knock-on effect

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    It is not just the US that will be using less oil - many other western economies have been hit by the same credit crunch and there is a knock-on effect for their trading partners, including those power-house Asian economies that were supposed to be fuelling the demand earlier in the year

    Recession in the USA will have a knock-on effect on UK export.

    a knock-on effect = a subsidiary or indirect effect

    Thanks for your efforts.



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