one-track mind


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one-track mind

- Is a reference to the railway.
See also related terms for railway.
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US should not work from a one-track mind,' he held.
Your husband had a one-track mind, focused only in making money, but you waved it away and married him anyway.
Atticus Finch Martin, nicknamed Finch, is rambunctious, with a dinosaur fascination and a one-track mind. After finding a note in the dirt that reads "help," Finch is determined to provide some.
The reality is that Scottish Nationalists have a one-track mind.
Meanwhile ex-Blue singer and one-time Lothario Lee Ryan, 35, says he has a one-track mind - and it's not on blonde partner Nadiya Bychkova, 29.
The key element is how badly you want something, have fire in your belly, have one-track mind and are consumed by the passion to succeed.
Can we not see the consequence of the one-track mind that somehow yokes a desire for social justice with the willingness to impose the pain of a termination on yet more women?
The planners seem to have little imagination or knowledge of what is needed in this city - with their one-track mind on student accommodation or out-of-date shopping areas.
So, despite the glitzy surroundings, the Everton Red Triangle Club boxer has a one-track mind.
"Qualiying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is next on my list, and I will go about this task with a one-track mind. A fourth Olympic Games sounds quite an appealing thought and I hope I can make it a reality when the process starts," she added.
Vardy's one-track mind does not stop his other interests developing behind the scenes, though.
This show has a one-track mind that's forgotten the necessary layer of cheeky teasing: "Our girls don't want romance.