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addaword.gifdefinition of the Delia effect

noun
the way in which food products sell out much more quickly than usual when they are used on TV food programmes. This effect is named after Delia Smith, a well-known TV cook in Britain
the Delia effect meant that suddenly cranberries disappeared from the shelves of all supermarkets just before Christmas
Submitted by: missjones from United Kingdom on 28/04/2009 10:00:00
Definition of the Delia effect from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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