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knock-on effect

[nok-on, -awn] /ˈnɒkˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
noun, Chiefly British
a chain reaction.
Origin of knock-on effect
adj. use of verb phrase knock on Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Such motions may have a knock-on effect on other areas such as the integrity of structural components, moorings and risers.

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