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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."Finished and over Grammar:Down, downwards or Grammar:DownWe use down mostly as a preposition or adverb. It means ‘in or moving to a low or lower position or level’:Grammar:Downwards, downwardDownwards is an adverb. It means ‘movement towards a lower position’:
(Definition of one, two, etc. down, one, two etc. to go. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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