one thing or person after another

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one after another

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 another.") The children walked silently, one after another, into the schoolhouse to begin their lesson. When I was cooped up in the house after my surgery, I started reading one book after another.
See also: after, another, one
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one thing or person after another

a series of things or people that seems without limit. It's just one problem after another. One customer after another has been buying shoes today!
See also: after, another, one, person, thing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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