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floodgate

US [ˈflʌdˌɡeɪt]
UK ['flʌd.ɡeɪt]
  • n.防洪闸门;泄水闸门
  • Web水门;闸门资本投资公司
Plural Form:floodgates  
floodgate
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防洪闸门;泄水闸门a gate that can be opened or closed to control the flow of water on a river
If the case is successful, it may open the floodgates to more damages claims against the industry(= start sth that will be difficult to stop) .
如果本案胜诉,就可能有更多的人向这个产业提出损害索赔,从而一发不可收拾。

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