domino effect


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the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

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history shows that the domino effect was a deeply flawed political philosophy But as yet another leading independent chain was snapped up this week by a multiple, I couldn't help thinking the analogy was spot-on when it came to explaining what is going on in the c-store market at the moment.
Fears the demolitions could start a domino effect with more homes being knocked down were voiced by resident Peter Nolan.
A statement read: "A fan wearing high heels lost her balance and fell on top of another fan and this led to a domino effect.
20am and the failure caused a domino effect in small exchanges covering an area stretching from North Northumberland to County Durham.
It's a major setback for the British actress - a good run toppled over by the Domino effect
The development of these enterprises created a domino effect that produced hundreds of jobs, scores of contracts for minority firms, and other wealth-building opportunities for legions of African Americans.
Three cars collided when a driver created a domino effect as he pulled across the path of another car.
A female fan, who was wearing high heels, lost her balance and fell on top of another fan and this led to a domino effect," he said.
Lai, who spent 24 hours under hospital observation, was fit enough to attend yesterday's adjourned inquiry, at which it was decided that Take had caused the domino effect that put Lai on the floor.
FEAR OF NUCLEAR DOMINO EFFECT (The Korea Times, Seoul)
Then there's the communications-retail sales domino effect," he added, referring to the Internet's direct-marketing muscle.
We're hoping that these early stages are going to start a domino effect and get other projects going," she says.
They're close to the edge and one club is going to go under and then you're going to get a domino effect.
He said: ``They're close to the edge, and one club is going to go under and then you're going to get a domino effect.
There seems to be a domino effect within the Nasdaq group these days, and if one company falls, others stumble with it.