domino effect

Definitions of domino effect
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n the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

Type of:
consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

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