one-trick pony


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one-trick pony

(wŭn′trĭk′)
n.
One noted for or limited to a single ability or skill.

one-trick pony

n
informal chiefly US a person or thing considered as being limited to only one single talent, capability, quality, etc
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And he believes it will be difficult for the 24-year-old left-back to change - as he's a one-trick pony.
For too long this one-trick pony has got away with it, flip-flopping from one week to the other on everything except independence.
He has proven that he is no one-trick pony as he boasts more than three halfcenturies and has a highest score of 73 to his name in firstclass cricket.
JOE Root believes England's triumphant Test tour of Sri Lanka proves they are no 'one-trick pony' and is ready to embrace rising expectations around his side.
JOE Root believes England's triumphant Test tour of Sri Lanka proves they are no "one-trick pony" and is ready to embrace rising expectations around his side.
"It's about being adaptable and we've shown we can do that here, shown we are not a one-trick pony in our own conditions any more and that should fill us with confidence."
'If somebody (Pakistan) else would like to be a one-trick pony, it is for them to regurgitate an act which we have handled many times in the past and are confident we will do so again.'
A top Indian diplomat equated Pakistan to one-trick' pony' while talking about the Kashmir issue and Pakistan's stance on it, reported Indian newspaper The remark came when Pakistan expected to highlight the Kashmir issue during the high-level UN General Assembly session this week, India said a "one-trick pony" can "regurgitate" the same act but "single act plays" have no resonance on multi-lateral platforms like the United Nations.
Oil is not a one-trick pony; the gooey black liquid actually has thousands of applications, everything from guitar strings to antihistamines.
Its becoming increasingly clear that Ms White is a one-trick pony, able only to be negative about health and child protection.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he would like to hear President Rodrigo Duterte spell out his vision for the country in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, saying this would prove 'that he's more than a one-trick pony whose only expertise is a barbaric anti-illegal drug purge.'
"When you ask those questions I don't think the answers will be very forthcoming because they are a one-trick pony.