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Idiom of the week- in the wake of

Posted by englishlessons on October 19, 2012

Definition:

directly following, as a result of

Examples:

In the wake of increasing competition, the company decided to spend more on advertising.

There was a lot of cleanup to do in the wake of the storm.

Picture it:

Picture the water behind a moving boat; calm water is replaced by waves as the boat moves through the water.

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