a one-horse town

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!
See also: town
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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?
See also: town
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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.
See also: town
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