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

"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 ​activityresults 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)
Translations of “one thing leads to another”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一环扣一环, 一来二去, 自然而然…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一環扣一環, 一來二去, 自然而然…
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