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one-track

[ wuhn-trak ]

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.



one-track

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of one-track1

First recorded in 1925–30
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Example Sentences

Once his one-track mind got to functioning on a certain objective it seldom digressed.

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

You certainly see the other side of the famous one-track mind of Japan over here, as well as of other things.

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

I must have journeyed on at least three small, one-track railroads after leaving the Pullman at some junction or other.

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