one thing after another

one thing after another

Several things (typically unfortunate or stressful) in quick succession. I'm sorry I'm so late, but one thing after another kept cropping up in work today.
See also: after, another, one, thing

ˌone (damned/damn) thing after aˈnother

(spoken) used to complain that a lot of unpleasant things keep happening to you: It’s just one thing after another, isn’t it? First the car wouldn’t start, and then the bus was late.
See also: after, another, one, thing