Origin of one-way
Examples from the Web for one-way
Lawmaking by legislatures is also a one-way ratchet—Legislators get credit for passing laws, not pruning them.
So I went straight to the airport, bought a one-way ticket, and flew out.
And yet he is too smart to despair that this is a one-way street.Rackstraw Downes’s Art and Essays Are Two Sides of the Same Genius|Bill Morris|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he went to my dad with the news, the joy was a one-way street.
Just give patients a sack lunch and a one-way bus ticket out of town.Nevada Sued for ‘Greyhound Therapy’ for Mentally Ill Patients|John L. Smith|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There wasn't anything complicated there, you could read "One-way ticket," couldn't you?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
This concept produces a one-way verbal flow for which the term “monologue” is descriptive.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
Into a one-way skyway he rocketed, along it over the suburbs and into the transcontinental super-highway.The Vortex Blaster|Edward Elmer Smith
The love of a pure, good woman and the one-way pocket—that's what makes the millionaires.Young People's Pride|Stephen Vincent Benet
Yes, he told me that a round-trip ticket was cheaper than two one-way tickets.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy