on the back of (something)

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on the back of (something)

In immediate succession after something else has happened and/or as a result of it. On the back of their first album's unexpected success, the band began receiving offers to play gigs all over the world.
See also: back, of, on
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5 billion on the back of acquisitions, higher electricity prices and cost cuts.
Group sales dropped 32 per cent in the first quarter to pounds 9 billion on the back of non-core asset disposals.