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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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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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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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grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.
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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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root causeAn initiating cause of a chain of events which leads to an outcome or effect of interest.
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