a ripple effect

a ripple effect

if something has a ripple effect, it affects something else, which then affects other things Court rulings often have a ripple effect, spreading into areas of law that weren't part of the original cases.
See also: effect, ripple
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com)-- A Ripple Effect reminds you - what happens to us doesn't have to define or control you.
The service you provide to clients creates a ripple effect that can build up or tear down all the hard work you've invested.
Every choice we make creates a ripple effect on our lives and those of others round about us.
Willow and cottonwood are returning in northern Yellowstone, and a ripple effect has begun.
Many initiatives have arisen since then, generating a ripple effect in which 'you put a stone in the water and it continues further and further'.
Record-breaking gas prices are changing the way Southern Californians live - pinching budgets, rearranging commutes and having a ripple effect across the economy.
While radical changes are unlikely, any change could cause a ripple effect that would unsettle the delicate balance between boom and bust.
That is, the painting must seem to expand beyond the canvas, so that its abstractness seems unlimitable--a surge of alternative vision, with the inner recognition of primary process (what Husserl called inner time consciousness and Bergson called duration) as a ripple effect.
The rising cost of fuel has the potential to create a ripple effect throughout the economy.
Latham--who is not involved in the latest rumored deal--said, "The Downtown market is largely dependent on the financial services sector, and there's a ripple effect when financial firms start adding jobs.
Guerrero's signing will create a ripple effect throughout the organization, both on the field and in future years.
Also, Standard & Poor's assumed that there would be a ripple effect on all other California credits that would result in lowered ratings and higher capital charges.
Said Purdue head coach Joe Tiller, ``You see a guy like Drew in a high-profile sport and he's succeeding academically, it has a ripple effect on the entire athletic program.
By delivering back to youth a sense of belonging to something good and wholesome, I hope a ripple effect will begin.