Idiom:  one by one


Idiom:  one by one

  • one thing or person immediately after another

Example sentences

  • Everyone please line up at the entrance one by one and then I’ll give you the tickets.
  • The models came out one by one wearing incredibly skimpy underwear.
  • One by one the mourners passed by the casket and paid their respects to the deceased.
  • Unfortunately, I ate the cookies one by one until the platter was empty.
  • The athlete patiently signed autographs one by one for almost 30 minutes after the match.
  • One by one the ducklings crossed the road behind their mother.
  • Today, I carefully pulled weeds one by one all day long in my garden.
  • We need to inspect each packet one by one to make sure each contains the necessary emergency supplies.
  • One by one the children lined up to have their photo taken with Santa Claus.
  • It took three years but I paid off my credit cards one by one and will never use them again.


  • one after another
  • one after the other

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