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  • 1A street entertainer who plays many instruments at the same time.
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    • From its humble origins as the one-man band of Dallas indie rocker John Dufilho, the Deathray Davies has released a handful of colorfully named albums.
    • I am totally different from everyone else in the game because not only do I rap, I also produce, play musical instruments and sing which makes me literally, a one-man band.
    • If they bothered to turn around, they saw a monotonous singer, a cacophonous one-man band, a juggler of little note.
  • 1.1A person who runs a business alone: as a one-man band his overheads were negligible
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    • In a similar vein, one-product companies, one-client businesses and one-man bands are rarely good long-term stock market bets.
    • At present the French one-man band running the dive operation in Fare is a little lackadaisical.
    • A business that started as a one-man band and today employs 43 staff is now poised for the next stage of growth.

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