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one-track

[wuhn-trak] /ˈwʌnˌtræk/
adjective
1.
having only one track.
2.
unable or unwilling to cope with more than one idea, action, etc., at a time; narrow:
a one-track mind.
Origin of one-track
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • I must have journeyed on at least three small, one-track railroads after leaving the Pullman at some junction or other.

  • They are like a one-track railroad that has been congested with traffic.

    Humanly Speaking Samuel McChord Crothers
  • "Thank God that thing had a one-track mind, and was concentrating on the spider," said Jim, with a rather humorless laugh.

  • We parted with mutual benedictions, and John Maxwell and I walked away, toward the one-track road leading to the old mansion.

    The Telenizer Don Thompson
  • Once his one-track mind got to functioning on a certain objective it seldom digressed.

British Dictionary definitions for one-track

one-track

adjective
1.
(informal) obsessed with one idea, subject, etc
2.
having or consisting of a single track
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