fall like dominoes

Also found in: Idioms.
To fall sequentially, as when one object in a line, by falling against the next object, causes it in turn to fall, and that second object causes a third to fall, etc.; the process can be repeated an indefinite number of times.

See also: Domino

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam did fall like dominoes. Millions were slaughtered, and the survivors were enslaved in concentration camps.