one-horse

[wuhn-hawrs, -hohrs]
adjective
1.
using or having only a single horse: a one-horse carriage.
2.
small and unimportant; limited: a one-horse town.

Origin:
1740–50

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one-horse
 
adj
1.  drawn by or using one horse
2.  informal (prenominal) small or obscure: a one-horse town

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one-horse
"small-scale, petty" 1853, Amer.Eng. colloquial, in ref. to towns so small they only had one horse.
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