One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to suggest that the exact sequence of events is too obvious to need recounting, the listener or reader being able to guess easily what happened.
- ‘And one thing leads to another and on and on it goes.’
- ‘Anyway it's also fun to see how one thing leads to another.’
- ‘Like so many things in life, one thing leads to another.’
- ‘But one thing leads to another, as smokers, dieters and alcoholics all know only too well.’
- ‘And one thing leads to another and then pretty soon, both people are in this violent dilemma.’
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