halo effect

a predisposition to admire all of a person's actions, work, etc., because of an estimable quality or action in the past.
Psychology. a potential inaccuracy in observation, as of a person, due to overgeneralization from a limited amount of evidence or the influence of preconceived beliefs or a priori hypotheses: The assumption that he is an authority on the subject is a halo effect of his Ivy League manner.
any desirable side effect.


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halo effect
1.  See horns and halo effect
2.  the beneficial effect on sales of a company's range of products produced by the popularity or high profile of one particular product

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Ford is on a roll thanks to its improving product quality and the halo effect of having avoided bankruptcy.
Now the company hopes to spread the halo effect to a more esoteric genre: strategy games.
It is that the halo effect of having a cultural icon as their leader is now gone.
The halo effect occurs when the supervisor has a general perception of the employee.
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