snowball effect


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snowball effect

A situation in which the results or consequences of an action grow at an increasingly faster rate over time. Once the video game hit the market, word of mouth caused a snowball effect that made it the most popular and top grossing game of all time. She ignored her debt for so long that now, she's experiencing a snowball effect that threatens to crush her financially.
See also: effect, snowball
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It can have a snowball effect on performances and, mentally, it can hurt them.
The hope was that this would have a snowball effect, helping students in other areas of their life where numeracy is important.
GARETH BALE has told his team-mates to seize the moment and start a snowball effect that will lead Wales to the World Cup in Russia.
But the BGA said there was a good possibility that a Brexit could have a snowball effect in the mid-term, leading other countries in the EU with strong euroskeptic populations to also hold referendums on their membership in the bloc.
In a May 3 meeting, DENR officials in the Cordillera argued against the proposal, saying downgrading a protected area would trigger a snowball effect, with local governments hosting other national parks seeking reclassification.
An executive said that the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency 'wants to make sure that there is no snowball effect against the riyal in the forwards markets.
Barndt added that that the acquisition this land would have a snowball effect that will help them receive more property donations to help advance their plans to help develop low-cost housing, furnish spaces for social enterprises and non-profit organizations, and offer urban agriculture and open space.
There have been moves in the past and it reminds me of a snowball effect, it grows.
He said: "I said it five or six weeks ago, it's a snowball effect.
It's a snowball effect which runs through the whole club.
It was important that we got off to a good start in Andorra and it's been a snowball effect since.
AGG vice president Jeff Bitter agreed: "If people use the NASS report to invest in the wine business and plant new vineyards, this adds to the snowball effect of going from a grape shortage (or balance) to a grape overage," Bitter said in a newsletter published by the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG).
Most analysts agree that the Bulgarian bank system is sound with the highest capital reserve ratios in Europe (20%), but letting KTB fail could trigger a snowball effect that could scare away foreign investors for good.
Their plan takes a snowball effect and runs amok when they are stuck in war-torn Syria," according to the film's synopsis on its official Facebook channel.