An idiom is a type of phrase or expression that has a meaning that can't be deciphered by defining the individual words.
year after year
for many years, one year after another
We went to the lake year after year when I was a child.
List of common idioms, their meanings and examples of their usage in sentences
An idiom is defined as - a group of words in a fixed order that has a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own.