knock-on effect

[nok-on, -awn]

noun Chiefly British.

a chain reaction.

Nearby words

  1. knock-down-drag-out,
  2. knock-for-knock,
  3. knock-knee,
  4. knock-kneed,
  5. knock-on,
  6. knockabout,
  7. knockdown,
  8. knocked-down,
  9. knocker,
  10. knocking copy

Origin of knock-on effect

adj. use of verb phrase knock on

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