unique; pertaining to a singular example
They broke the mold when they made her; she is one of a kind.
also used as a noun
adjectival phrase attested from 1961.
adjective 1. done, occurring, or made only once; one-shot. noun 2. something occurring, done, or made only once. noun 1. (Brit) Also one-shot n. “single example of a manufactured product,” 1934, from one + off. Later given figurative extension. noun Something unique; something not repeated:encouraged band member Jim Warchol to think of 5th and National […]
- One of the boys
noun phrase An ordinary, amiable man; a man without side or lofty dignity; ordinary Joe: His Eminence was trying hard to be one of the boys (1893+)
- One of these days
Also, one day; some day. On some day in the future, as in One of these days I’m going to clean out my desk, or One day you’ll see what it’s like to have your child insult you, or They hoped to buy a brand-new car some day. [ Mid-1500s ] Also see: one of […]
- One of those things
Related Terms just one of those things