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hobby-horse

A subject, topic, or issue about which one frequently or incessantly talks, expounds, or complains. Ah, here we go again. Once grandpa gets on his hobby-horse about the government, there's no stopping him!
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I think this is a hobby horse of the chattering classes.
Your correspondent is on his usual hobby horse of deriding wind turbines, solar panels and other means of generating renewable energy and extolling the most expensive and polluting sources we employ at present to supply most of the UKs base load: nuclear and fossil fuel generation (chiefly coal and oil, both heavily atmospherically polluting).
The Andrew Buchan pub features frosted windows and is painted red with the pub name written in script alongside the Rhymney hobby horse logo.
Strangely enough few of my football friends are prepared to get on this hobby horse with me.
Cue mistaken identity, fourpart harmony and a hobby horse.
ONCE again Robert Owen, Flintshire, gets on his hobby horse of attacking the Welsh language, with the same tired old cliches he repeats in his letters.
After collecting the horns from the church at 8am, the horn dancers, comprising of six deer men, a fool, hobby horse, bowman and Maid Marion, perform their dance to music provided by a melodian player at different locations around the village and surrounding farms and pubs, involving a walk of about ten miles.
In 1914 during the 150th anniversary celebration for the toy company, the owner dispatched carvers to Whalom Park to replicate an up-scaled version of one of the carousel horses: a 28-foot-high hobby horse.
The Maypole and riding the hobby horse are obvious phallic symbols dating from ancient times.
I want (my children) to have an appreciation of the differences between yesterday and today,'' said Reed as her toddler daughter clung to a hobby horse.
In this competition the Blues are not so much the small horse as the hobby horse.
This beautifully designed hobby horse will go down a treat with imaginative toddlers.
THE tiresome John W Gray of Washington is on his hobby horse again.
I SEE that John Marchant (YouSay, August 22) has used the latest riots to get back on his favourite hobby horse - The Bible.
Barry Sheerman MP should dismount from his current hobby horse, the high-speed rail link HS2, and instead campaign for improvements to the local and regional rail network, including a station for Milnsbridge.