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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.