- an unexpected repercussion.
Origin of afterclap
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Suddenly the hideous consequences of it all, the afterclap, sounded in their ears.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The War of 1812 has been called by an able historian "the afterclap of the Revolution."
Its afterclap of 1812 displayed little but empty bombast and greed.
Afterclap, aft′ėr-klap, n. an unexpected event happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.
This is a sort of afterclap you little expected, but I cannot possibly afford them at a cheaper rate.The Works of William Cowper