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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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.
These days it's down to the wee one horse towns that no one has ever heard of unless they live in them.