|one false move
||one move to get away or call for help
||"One false move and you're dead," the gunman said to his hostage.
|one fell swoop
||(See in one fell swoop)
|one for the money, two for the show...
||prepare to go or run, children's countdown
||Before bedtime, Dad would say, "One for the money..."
|one for the road
||one drink or kiss etc. before you leave
||If you have one for the road, have a cup of coffee (or a kiss).
|one hell of a time
||one very difficult task, one major problem, a hell of a time
||I think that bull knew we were taking him to market. We had one
hell of a time getting him into the truck!
|one man's garbage is another man's art
||each person has different likes and dislikes, to each his own
||You pick up what somebody throws away, so one man's garbage is another man's art.
|one man's meat is another man's poison
||one person likes what another person hates, to each his own
||Some people love his music; others hate it. One man's meat is another man's poison.
|one of the boys
||a typical member of the group, a regular guy
||Roger is one of the boys, eh. He's always ready to play or help.
|one on one
||one player against one player
||I like it when the coach lets us go one on one in soccer practice.
||tendency to think about only one subject
||My son has a one-track mind these days. He thinks only about cars.