ripple effect


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ripple effect

n.
A gradually spreading effect or influence: "Those deviations tend to have a ripple effect throughout the economy as a whole" (Tom Clancy).

ripple effect

n
the repercussions of an event or situation experienced far beyond its immediate location

rip′ple effect`


n.
a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event.
[1965–70]
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