one-trick-ponyism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

one-trick pony +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

one-trick-ponyism (uncountable)

  1. The state of being a one-trick pony.
    • 2003, The New Yorker, page 17:
      Finally delivering “Room on Fire,” the follow-up to their much ballyhooed debut album, the well-heeled but stylishly bedraggled locals try to dispel accusations of one-trick-ponyism.