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one thing leads to another

If one thing leads to another, there is a series of events in which each event was caused by the previous one: At first, we were just dancing together, but one thing led to another, and I ended up in bed with him.
Translations of “one thing leads to another”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一環扣一環, 一來二去, 自然而然…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一环扣一环, 一来二去, 自然而然…
(Definition of one thing leads to another from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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