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Idiom of the week- the/a ripple effect

Posted by englishlessons on December 28, 2011

Definition:

the continuing and spreading results of an event or action

Examples:

People are worried about the ripple effect of the European debt crisis on the global economy.

That company has hired hundreds of new employees, which has had a positive ripple effect on the local economy.

Picture it:
Throwing a rock into still water creates a ripple effect.

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