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

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
References in classic literature ?
There was a little one-horse town about three mile down the bend, and after dinner the duke said he had ciphered out his idea about how to run in daylight without it being dangersome for Jim; so he allowed he would go down to the town and fix that thing.
The story is about a privileged young banker, Bobby Child, who is sent to close down a theatre in Deadrock, a one-horse town in Nevada.
He has a domineering snobbish mother (but no apparent father), and gravitates to a one-horse town in the American West, where the local yokels still sling guns.
During my years working there, I discovered what a small, incestuous one-horse town it actually is.
Even in that one-horse town, though, his memories intrude, haunting him even as the here and now demands his attention.
Kumbaga sobrang one-horse town yung town namin at the time.
Faded golf pro Roy McAvoy makes ends meets by giving lessons in a one-horse town, but his humdrum life is turned upside when a beautiful psychologist asks him to give her lessons to please her partner.
Roy McAvoy makes ends meet giving golf lessons in a one-horse town, but his life is turned upside down when beautiful shrink Molly walks in his door.
MONDAY TREMORS, ITV4, 9PM Near-perfect cult creature feature in which an American one-horse town is plagued by giant man-eating worms.
com), or wear your hiking shoes and join Zephyr Adventures to discover the Sonoma County, starting with one-horse town Geyserville, which has some fine restaurants and a lot of vineyards to visit in the neighbourhood (www.
But this is a show with good songs and a simple but appealing storyline concerning saloon boss Henry Miller's efforts to land big singing star Adelaide Adams to entertain the locals in a one-horse town.
Why go now: New storefronts and fresh faces are giving this one-horse town a buzzier vibe.
Without the horses Naas might be only a one-horse town - I walked for five minutes and saw five betting shops - but it is an ideal base for those on the Trail, who pay between EUR214 and EUR365 for their weekend depending on the swishness of their accommodation.
I held visions about NOTL being just another one-horse town, living off the glory of its nearby older and grander neighbour the Niagara Falls.
My practice amidst the one-horse town and faltering farms,