in a row

in a row

Meaning

  • to happen a couple of consecutive times without break
  • making in a line of something
  • something that occurs in a sequence
  • to get your ducks in a row means to get your affairs in order

Example Sentences

  1. He has been sick for three days in a row.
  2. I can’t believe that my husband has made me go the same place for our anniversary three years in a row.
  3. My sister has won eight tennis matches in a row. She is thinking of playing professionally.
  4. Before I buy a house, I will need to get all of my ducks in a row.
  5. He will have to get all of his ducks in a row if he wants her to marry him.
  6. He really has all of his ducks in a row. I cannot believe how much he has grown up over the last year.
  7. Kolten Wong has missed his target twice in a row on water cooler celebrations.
  8. Real Madrid progress to third Champions League final in a row.

Origin

The phrase “in a row” literally means something that happens consecutively. It is thus easy to understand that it has been used in literal fashion denoting things that happen after each other.

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