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 for one-horse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  one-horse \one"-horse`\, a.
     1. Drawn by one horse; having but a single horse; as, a
        one-horse carriage.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Second-rate; inferior; small; as, a one-horse town.
        [Slang, U.S.]
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater
             college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse
             towns" [syn: jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky]

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