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English definition of “one thing leads to another”

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.Causing things to happen
(Definition of one thing leads to another from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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