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bystander effectUsed other than as an idiom: see bystander, effect.Rate it:

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bystander effectThat someone is less likely to help another if other potential helpers are present than otherwise.Rate it:

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knock-on effectA secondary, often unintended effect.Rate it:

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knock-on effectThe continued running of an engine after the ignition has been turned off; dieseling.Rate it:

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or words to that effectused to indicate a paraphrase or the chance of an error in the details of reported speech.Rate it:

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side effectAn unintended consequence of any action in addition to the intended consequence of that action.Rate it:

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side effectAn adverse effect, an unintended consequence of a drug or therapy; usually not a beneficial effect.Rate it:

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side effectA change in state caused by a function call (typically "side-effect").Rate it:

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take effectTo become active; to become effective.Rate it:

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cancel outTo neutralize the effect of something.Rate it:

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wear offTo diminish in effect.Rate it:

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add up toTo have a particular effect.Rate it:

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bear onTo influence, have an effect on.Rate it:

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on all foursSimilar in nature or effect to something else; consistent.Rate it:

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as wellTo the same effect.Rate it:

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bring to bearTo apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect.Rate it:

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double talkSpeaking in a mixture of real English and English-sounding gibberish, for humorous effect.Rate it:

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flap one's gumsTo speak idly; to talk without effect.Rate it:

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flash in the panA transient occurrence with no long-term effect.Rate it:

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from the East German judgeUsed for comedic effect with an imaginary score in a competition because of the reputation of East German judges for giving low scores to non-East Germans.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.Rate it:

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gum upTo cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.Rate it:

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hit the fanTo have a dramatic, usually negative, effect.Rate it:

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hits pretty close to homehaving a direct personal effect on you.Rate it:

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kick like a muleTo have a very strong physical effectRate it:

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killTo exert an overwhelming effect on.Rate it:

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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieresRate it:

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pack a punchTo have a swift and powerful effect or to be capable of having such an effect.Rate it:

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root causeAn initiating cause of a chain of events which leads to an outcome or effect of interest.Rate it:

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shave and a haircutA 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.Rate it:

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skin a catA word picture contrived for shock effect in expressing a variety of actions or accomplishments.Rate it:

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sugar pillA placebo medication.Rate it:

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to no availEffect in achieving a goal or aim; purpose, use (now usually in negative constructions).Rate it:

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very wellUsed to weaken the effect of certain modal verbs.Rate it:

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