have an effect on

have an/any/no effect on (someone or something)

To affect or influence someone or something. Nice try, but your pouting has no effect on me—now eat your green beans. Do you think the terrible weather will have any effect on voter turnout?
See also: any, effect, have, no, on
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have an effect on someone or something

to cause a result in someone or something. The storm had a bad effect on the baby, who cried all night. Will this have an effect on my taxes?
See also: effect, have, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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