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one definition

  1. mod.
    having to do with something unique or special. (Similar to a definite article.) : Hank? Now there is one ugly son of a gun for you.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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In addition to the idioms beginning with one, also see all in one piece; all the same (one); A-1 (A-one); as one; at one; at one stroke; at one time; at one time or another; back to the drawing board (square one); each and every (last one); each other (one another); fast one; for one, 1; go one better; hang (one) on; harp on (one string); hole in one; in one ear and out the other; in the same (in one) breath; irons in the fire, more than one; it takes one to know one; just one of those things; look out for (number one); more than one way to skin a cat; not one iota; number one; on the one hand; (one) picture is worth a thousand words; put all one's eggs in one basket; quick one; seen one, seen them all; six of one, half dozen of the other; that's one on me; tie one on; wear another (more than one) hat; with one arm tied behind one's back; with one voice; words of one syllable. (Note that this listing does not include those idioms where one is a personal pronoun meaning "someone" or "oneself.")

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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