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johnny-one-note

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Johnny-one-note

modifier

Like someone who has only one idea, one method, one explanation, etc: One of the great bogus management concepts is consensus; Johnny-one-note thinkingis just what corporations don't need

[1930s+; fr the title of a pre-WWII popular song about a musician with only one note]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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