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English definition of “one, two, etc. down, one, two etc. to go.”

one, two, etc. down, one, two etc. to go.

an expression that is used to mean that you have done or dealt with the first, second, etc. of a series of things and have yet to do or deal with the rest: "Have you done your exams?" "Two down, three to go."
(Definition of one, two, etc. down, one, two etc. to go. from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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