one-man band

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one-man band (plural one-man bands)

  1. A musician who plays several musical instruments at once.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) An organisation or business that is effectively run by only one person.
    • 2007, Peter Preston, "Challenges for the rising son," The Observer (UK), 9 Dec.,
      The corporation he will someday inherit—growing, churning—won't work as a one-man band.

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