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bystander effectUsed other than as an idiom: see bystander, effect.
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bystander effectThat someone is less likely to help another if other potential helpers are present than otherwise.
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side effectAn unintended consequence of any action in addition to the intended consequence of that action.
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side effectAn adverse effect, an unintended consequence of a drug or therapy; usually not a beneficial effect.
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side effectA change in state caused by a function call (typically "side-effect").
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take effectTo become active; to become effective.
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knock-on effectA secondary, often unintended effect.
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knock-on effectThe continued running of an engine after the ignition has been turned off; dieseling.
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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.
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cancel outTo neutralize the effect of something.
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wear offTo diminish in effect.
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add up toTo have a particular effect.
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bear onTo influence, have an effect on.
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on all foursSimilar in nature or effect to something else; consistent.
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as wellTo the same effect.
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bring to bearTo apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect.
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double talkSpeaking in a mixture of real English and English-sounding gibberish, for humorous effect.
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flap one's gumsTo speak idly; to talk without effect.
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flash in the panA transient occurrence with no long-term effect.
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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.
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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.
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grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.
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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.
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hit the fanTo have a dramatic, usually negative, effect.
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kick like a muleTo have a very strong physical effect
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killTo exert an overwhelming effect on.
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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 premieres
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pack a punchTo have a swift and powerful effect or to be capable of having such an effect.
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root causeAn initiating cause of a chain of events which leads to an outcome or effect of interest.
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shave and a haircutA 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.
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sugar pillA placebo medication.
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very wellUsed to weaken the effect of certain modal verbs.
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