resulting inevitably but indirectly from another event or circumstance: the works closed with the direct loss of 3000 jobs and many more from the knock-on effect on the area
rugby the infringement of playing the ball forward with the hand or arm
rugby to play (the ball) forward with the hand or arm
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How to use knock-on in a sentence
More likely, investors realise the ‘knock-on’ effects from a Cypriot default are literally incalculable.Cyprus is Imploding, So Why Aren't Markets Freaking Out? | Megan McArdle | March 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the largest knock-on effect is, obviously, more unemployed law professors.Law School Enrollments are Plummeting. What Happens Next? | Megan McArdle | January 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And that, of course, would have had a knock-on effect in the private sector.
And the knock-on effect is thoroughly shaking the Digg offices.
Africa may have escaped the initial shock of the global financial crisis, but it is not being spared from its knock-on effects.