one (thing) after the other

one (thing) after the other

Consecutively and in quick succession, with one person or thing rapidly following another in order (and usually indicating a large amount altogether). Often formulated as "one (noun) after the other." The children walked silently, one after the other, into the schoolhouse to begin their lesson. When I was cooped up in the house after my surgery, I started reading one book after the other.
See also: after, one, other