Meaning of “one thing leads to another” in the English Dictionary

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"one thing leads to another" in British English

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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 talking a little, but one thing led to another, and he asked me out.

(Definition of “one thing leads to another” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"one thing leads to another" in American English

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one thing leads to another

an event or activity results in another that you have usually not planned:

I agreed to help him paint the house, and one thing led to another until I ended up helping him fix his kitchen.

(Definition of “one thing leads to another” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)