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one-hit wonder

noun [C] uk   /ˌwʌn.hɪtˈwʌn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/ informal
a performer of popular music who makes one successful recording but then no others
Translations of “one-hit wonder”
in Chinese (Traditional) 只有一首成名曲的歌手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 只有一首成名曲的歌手…
(Definition of one-hit wonder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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