one-track mind


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one-track mind

A mindset or line of thinking that is fixated upon or preoccupied by a particular topic. Jerry, you have such a one-track mind—not everything has to do with sex. My sister has a one-track mind, only thinking about how something can further her career.
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one-track mind

Fig. a mind that thinks entirely or almost entirely about one subject. Adolescent boys often have one-track minds. All they're interested in is the opposite sex. Bob has a one-track mind. He can only talk about football.
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one-track mind

A mind limited to only one line of thought or action, as in All you think about is sex-you have a one-track mind. This expression, alluding to a train that runs only on one track or in one direction, was first recorded in 1928.
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one-track mind

n. a (person’s) mind obsessed with only one thing. When it comes to food, Tom has a one-track mind.
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I've got a one-track mind and I know I'm going to win."
The fact that Patrick was now supporting us barely registered in my now one-track mind. I began to siphon money out of our accounts to fuel secret sex and drug binges.
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To my one-track mind the reason is clear: They exist because archers still need them.
Sampler, you'll discover he's got a one-track mind. And you'd be well advised to follow his train of thought, which leads to digital.
"You've got a one-track mind, mister!" She laughed.
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Miller could be accused of detesting the subject of his book and of lacking objectivity, but it's easy to see how one can loathe a man with a one-track mind and a mouth like a sewer, a leader who's been dismantling his country's liberal constitution since his election.
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The defence claims police pursued the murder investigation with a one-track mind, focusing on Skordelli's alleged role as conspirator and ignoring other leads, in a bid to secure any conviction for the crime.
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"I had a one-track mind to hurt him because he had hurt me," Porter said.
While others may have wandered towards photographers' favourite Caroline Wozniacki, skipping, preening and posing on an adjacent court, Murray's one-track mind was all on the tennis.
I've always been a champion, I've got a one-track mind and I know I'm going to win."