one-man band


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one-man band

A company or organization where most or all of the work is handled by one person. Most small businesses start out as a one-man band with the owner doing everything himself until he can afford to hire help.
See also: band
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There's a one-man band in Llama Land, Sinatra crooned, who'll toot his flute for you.
Shifting from feral, amped-up Delta blues to stone-cold country weepers, Austin, Texas' self-proclaimed Dirty One-Man Band Scott H.
EVESHAM United have been warned they cannot become a one-man band when it comes to goalscoring.
He hails from Newport and will probably stick to his main horn, but this veritable one-man band is also fluent on flute, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.
A one-man band, Rock-a-Billy music-playing phenomenon, Star is a "1950's rock-n-roll teen idol who loves to be alive," Roff said.
Ondrasik - whose one-man band is named for the number of minutes a hockey player gets in the penalty box for fighting - had a hit with 2000's ``Superman (It's Not Easy),'' which became something of an anthem after the Sept.
Only five youngsters entered and, as I recall, the one-man band pulled out at the last minute in tears when the cymbal on his right ankle buckled.
SHOWTIME will premiere ORSON WELLES: THE ONE-MAN BAND, a new in-depth documentary that showcases many rare clips and never-before-seen footage on Tuesday, October 14 at 10 PM ET/PT.
On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his birth, the Middleheim Open Air Museum and the Hessenhuis, Antwerp, devote a double exhibition to abstraction's one-man band, Fernand Berckelaers, aka Michel Seuphor (1901-99).
DISTILLERY insist they are not a one-man band, and proved it as they reached the Cup quarter finals.
Proving that hetero appropriation Of homo-ocity can still be groovy, however, is White Town, the one-man band created by Asian Anglo synth popper Jyoti Mishra.
Shortly thereafter, I started publishing company that I operated in my spare time: nurse by day, publisher by night - a one-man band.
Subtitled "A Pligrimage for Dancers, Narrator and One-Man Band in Three Acts," Travelogue is what you hope your neighbors might offer, in lieu of the typical slide show, on returning from abroad: a witty, thoughtful consideration, in text and movement, of the exhilaration and dislocation pilgrims and accidental tourists experience alike.
It was a real case of a one-man band, played very well, however.
A one-man band who stays mainly in his own bedroom, but now the world can join him.