: marked by often narrowly restricted attention to or absorption in just one thing
a one-track mind

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sebastian similarly suffers from a one-track mind and cloudy goals. Emlyn Travis, EW.com, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of one-track was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“One-track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-track. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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