domino effect

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Repercussion of an act or event under which every associated or connected entity is affected to a more or less the same degree. Named after the circular arrangement of dominos in which if any one domino falls, all fall.

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Sometimes you will make a small decision that you don't think it is a big deal but the domino effect may be drastic.
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After the first factory closed down, it wasn't long before the domino effect took hold, and the entire company closed down in just two years.
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My boss told me that if the other business closed, it would be a domino effect and we would end up closing too.
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