one-horse town

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one-horse town

A very small and unremarkable town that is typically regarded as dull or boring. I can't wait to graduate high school and get out of this boring, one-horse town!
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one-horse town

Fig. a very small town; a small and backward town. I refuse to spend a whole week in that one-horse town! I grew up in a one-horse town, and I liked it very much.
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one-horse town

A small and unimportant place, as in Ours was just a one-horse town until the nuclear plant was built. This expression, first recorded in 1857, presumably alluded to a town so small that a single horse would suffice for its transportation needs.
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a one-horse town

If you describe a town as a one-horse town, you mean that it is very small and uninteresting. This place is something of a one-horse town, but you can always take a boat across to the island. Would you want to spend your whole life in a small one-horse town?
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one-horse town

a small town with few and poor facilities. informal
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a one-horse ˈtown

(informal) a small, boring town where nothing happens: The President likes to remind people that he grew up in a small one-horse town in the Midwest.
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one-horse town

n. a very small town; a small and backward town. I refuse to spend a whole week in that one-horse town!
See also: town