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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: "How are your finals going?" "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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