one-trick pony

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of one-trick pony

: one that is skilled in only one area; also : one that has success only once

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First Known Use of one-trick pony

1980

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ONE-TRICK PONY Defined for English Language Learners

one-trick pony

Definition of one-trick pony for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that is skilled in only one area

  • : someone or something that has success only once


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