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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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.
London, May 7 (ANI): The saying, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, seems to be true, as a study has shown that men, who are believed to have a one-track mind, actually think more about food and sleep than they do about sex.
The time has come for me to write and tell you what I've been doing or thinking about this week, and that's awkward because I've had a one-track mind for the last four days and it may not be a track that will interest you at all.
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.
As for corporations, Miller says where they once thought globally and acted locally, they now have a global one-track mind.
Indeed, the Greek team's one-track mind was matched by their fans, who may have been passionate and committed, but singularly ignored the Mexican wave flowing around the rest of the stadium.
Barbara Boxer succinctly defines her one-track mind.
Most of them had a one-track mind and were only interested in sex - and, stupidly, I gave it to them.
The Sex Clinic C4, 10pm Embarrassing Bodies with a one-track mind, so don't watch if you're going to be offended by discussions of burst condoms, penile warts and HIV.
THE DEFENCE in the ongoing court case into the murder of Sigma boss Andis Hadjicostis yesterday once again accused the police of conducting their investigation with a one-track mind against its clients, ignoring all other leads and failing to keep records.
FOR THE past 12 months Fiona Hughes has been thinking about one thing, the Winter Olympics, but the Lindley skier admits having a one-track mind nearly cost her place.
That gave me the opportunity to respond with: "Well you must also have a one-track mind to register the naughty meaning rather than the innocent.
Maybe you don't have such a one-track mind ( your horizons are broadened.