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one-shot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishone-shotˈone-shot adjective [only before noun] American English  ONCEhappening or done only once syn one-off British English This is a one-shot deal. If it doesn’t work, it’s over.
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one-shotScientists and administrators bickered over whether this should be a continuing program in ocean-bottom drilling or a one-shot drive to the mantle.As with non-co-operative playing of the one-shot game, the tacitly collusive equilibrium still requires information.They really trust these silly, one-shot tests more than they trust me!But they are one-shot treatments and so are not subject to the whims of patient compliance with complex drug regimes.
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