impact (up)on (someone or something)

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impact (up)on (someone or something)

To affect or influence someone or something. Of course your decision impacts on me—I'm your wife! Don't worry, your grade on that assignment won't impact upon your overall grade for the semester.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

impact (up)on someone or something

[for something] to have an effect on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) This plant closing will impact upon the local economy for years to come. The day's troubles impacted on Rachel quite seriously.
See also: impact, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

impact on

To have an effect on someone or something: The results of the election will impact on upcoming legislation.
See also: impact, on
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References in classic literature ?
Only from without could reality impact upon him and reawake within him an awareness of reality.
PRIME Minister Imran Khan's tweets on Twitter revealing the atrocities committed by fascist Bharataya Janata Party supremo Narendra Modi are making an impact upon world leaders and people much to the anguish, misery and distress of the Indian prime minister and his regime.
Environment Agency area manager Jamie Fletcher said: "We take issues that greatly impact upon the local community very seriously and in the case of BioConstruct NewEnergy Ltd it affected people on a variety of different levels.
Police say they are "concerned at the impact upon road safety" after the Draig Dderw (oak dragon) was installed on private land in Bethesda earlier this month.
Expected impact upon the note rating of increased defaults (class A1/A2):
"At this time when I am excluded from working as vice chancellor, this has reduced my ability to learn, thus compounding the impact upon my wellbeing.
"There would be no detrimental impact upon existing or future occupier's residential amenity, nor would the development have a harmful impact upon the character or appearance of the area."
and anticipates receiving refunds that will have a positive impact upon future cash flows, which we are in the process of estimating.
"Overall, the scheme is considered acceptable in terms of its impact upon the character and appearance of the area, residential amenity of the closest dwellings and highway safety."
The author astoundingly has written upon the technological evolution and its impact upon the field of journalism.
There are always concerns about closing roads, the impact upon a community, the impact upon a local economy.
Substantiating their demand they argued that the abrupt changing of 108 teachers would adversely impact upon the students academic results.
Second, researchers have examined how consumer memories impact upon consumer decisions, judgments, and choices (e.g., Kardes, Posavac, & Cronley, 2004; Puccinelli et al., 2009).
A combined authority will not undermine local councils but will work on the common issues across the region that impact upon us all.