1. Expression：in the wake of
Explanation：Coming immediately after something. （随着……而来，紧跟……其后而来）
Example：In the wake of the final scene, the audience burst into applause。
I wandered from room to room in the wake of these inquisitive aristocratic ladies who had arrived before me.
Outbreak of disease occurred in the wake of the drought.
A: In the wake of great success in his work, honors began to heap on him. 由于他在事业上的极大成功，荣誉也就接踵而至了。
B: I really admire him. 我真羡慕他。
A: Then just work hard at once. 那就赶快努力吧。
2. Expression：heap on
Explanation：To give someone too much of something, such as homework, praise, criticism, etc. 对（某人）大加（赞誉或诋毁）
Example：Everyone has been heaping praise on the firefighter who risked his life to save the little girl from the blaze.
He's been quick to heap scorn on the media for what he has called biased coverage.
3. Expression：as a result of
Example：All fights have been canceled as a result of the snowstorm.
As a result of budget cuts, the company is not hosting a Christmas luncheon this year.
As a result of the civil war in Lebanon in 1975-1976 many refugee families were displaced.
As a result of these maneuvers, very little had appeared about the event in the papers。