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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!

get on (one's) hobby-horse

To frequently or incessantly talk or complain about a subject, topic, or issue in which one is excessively interested. Ah, here we go again. Once grandpa gets on his hobby-horse about the government, there's no stopping him!
See also: get, on

ride (one's) hobby-horse

To frequently or incessantly talk or complain about a subject, topic, or issue in which one is excessively interested. Ah, here we go again. Once grandpa starts riding his hobby-horse about the government, there's no stopping him!
See also: ride
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He seems to think hobbies need to be physical and active, which I can't quite get my head around.
Kelly Kilmer said she also has noticed more people wanting to find hobbies to do at home.
Indeed, the steady rise in popularity of knitting - enjoyed by celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe - has reinvigorated interest in crafty hobbies.
Gelber divides hobbies into collecting and crafts, focusing on how both emerge after 1880 as hobbies become seen less as a problematic obsession and more as a productive use of leisure.
One of our favorite hobbies is looking for license plates of other states.
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With fishing, golfing and relaxing on his mental list of retirement hobbies, outgoing Moorpark Mayor Paul Lawrason will have no trouble keeping busy.
The 2007 Leisure Market Research Handbook presents an in-depth assessment of leisure, examining the market within the scope of such topics as entertainment & amusement, cultural & creative activities, hobbies, lifestyle activities and sports & recreation.
The Craft & Hobby Association is happy to continue its tradition of celebrating National Craft Month as it encourages people to try new hobbies and leisure activities that reduce stress, provide economic relief and demonstrate the value of spending time together.
34 percent of women 18-34 and 33 percent of men 18-34 are passionate about their hobbies and projects (See Figure A)
July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- John Ratzenberger, who established himself as one of television's most enduring and talented actors during his eleven seasons on "Cheers" portraying Cliff Clavin, will host "American Hobbies and Pastimes," a weekly series for the Home & Garden Television Network (HGTV).
According to the Hobby Industry Association, scrapbooking currently ranks in the top 3 among the nation's fastest growing hobbies.
If you're looking for people committed to their hobbies and being kept up-to-date with the latest and greatest, Vente's Hobby Responders is where you'll find them," said Vente's Wholesale Director Barney Marvin.
During clinical trials, we greatly reduced or eliminated the need for glasses in patients when both eyes were implanted -- the impact on someone's life is dramatic when they get back to the best vision possible enjoying the activities that used to be a challenge such as reading, driving, sports, hobbies or even reading the instructions on a bottle of medicine," Cumming stated.