one after another

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.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘one after another’ mean?

The idiom one after another means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘one after another’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘one after another’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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