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one-track mind


a focus on one issue or topic, to the exclusion of all else; an obsession with one thing


She just has a one-track mind, wanting to move on.

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1938; fr. railways's 21st Century Lexicon
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one-track mind

noun phrase

A mind limited to or obsessed with a single idea, theme, etc (1927+)

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

A mind limited to only one line of thought or action, as in All you think about is sex—you have a one-track mind. This expression, alluding to a train that runs only on one track or in one direction, was first recorded in 1928.
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