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
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Middlesbrough has never been a one horse town and never will be.
For his information, a couple of years ago, a one horse town called Denbigh hosted the Eisteddfod with no problem whatsoever
Old Friends, New Lovers had the whole crowd joining in a teary-eyed singalong while the soulful One Horse Town got the entire venue on their feet to dance.
With chart singles One Horse Town and Santa Cruz under their belts, and the acclaimed debut album So Much For The City just released, The Thrills are one of the freshest sounding bands to emerge in years.
Standout tracks include Santa Cruz, One Horse Town and the excellent current single Big Sur.
New single One Horse Town is a perfect slice of honey harmonised, guitar jangled, sunshine pop.
The follow-up is called One Horse Town and is the perfect hangover cure for anybody who had enough of noisy guitars in 2002.
Hits Santa Cruz, You're Not That Far and One Horse Town made The Thrills an immediate favourite.
They then stormed through a sharp, tight set that included their hits Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far), One Horse Town and Big Sur, which is fast becoming a summer anthem.
After the NME Tour in Newcastle, One Horse Town went into the Top 20 and we did our own headlining tour," says Dan, whose voice was almost drowned out by the children playing around the pool.
Acclaimed Irish newcomers The Thrills (HHHH) release a joyful sixties-style pop classic One Horse Town with yelps of joy.
Irish band The Thrills kicked things off with their Beach Boys-influenced vibes of Santa Cruz and next single One Horse Town got a good response.
I've been to one horse towns with better facilities than this city, so well done Sir Geoffrey and at least you can blame someone else now.