one–trick pony

noun

Definition of one–trick pony

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

1980

First Known Use of one–trick pony

1980


ONE–TRICK PONY Defined for English Language Learners

one–trick pony

noun

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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