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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

on (one's) hobby-horse

Frequently or incessantly talking 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! Uh oh, sounds like Janet is on her hobby-horse again about the need for healthcare reform.
See also: on

a ˈhobby horse

a subject that somebody feels strongly about and likes to talk about: Sorry, I’m starting to get on my hobby horse! (= talk about my favourite subject).
See also: hobby, horse
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Philately is the hobby of collection and study of Postage stamps.
In October 2010, an expert on cultural property law retained by Hobby Lobby warned the company that the acquisition of cultural property likely from Iraq, including cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, carries a risk that such objects may have been looted from archaeological sites in Iraq," the department said in a complaint.
A total of 1,859 flights have been cancelled from Houston's airports, including 1,456 at Intercontinental and 403 at Hobby, for the three-day period through 28 August, the website Flightaware.
Horizon Hobby has been a strong supporter of MultiGP, and we look forward to providing them with an integrated partnership designed to support the community and advance our sport," said Michael Gianoutsos, Chief Marketing Officer of MultiGP.
As the years went on, I met my partner through the hobby, and became interested in the engineering side of it.
A quarter (26%) give more time to hobbies than socialising, while 8% admit they spend more on their hobby than with their partner.
Hobby Lobby's opening comes on the heels of another grand opening at Gateway, of Ulta Beauty on Friday, as the owners of the 25-year-old mall near the end of a $43.
Before you start your venture commit to setting aside certain times during the week for running your hobby business - that way you'll quickly get into a routine.
Following the 5-4 opinion in the Hobby Lobby case, the court also issued a series of releases to circumvent any narrow interpretation of the ruling.
If the court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby, it would be taking a somewhat logical step following its controversial 2010 Citizens United decision, which struck down the law limiting the amount of money that corporations can give to political campaigns.
Hobby Lobby and a sister store -- Christian booksellers Mardel Inc.
David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, said that his family had no objections, religious or otherwise, to contraceptives that do not induce abortion and that the company has been covering those for its 22,500 employees through its health insurance and would continue to do so.
A hobby can certainly become a second career, if you go by the stories of these four professionals who say that they take their hobbies as seriously as their jobs
United Continental Holdings will reduce flights and 1,300 jobs at Houston's Intercontinental Airport after that city gave Southwest Airlines approval to add international flights at the smaller Hobby Airport in Houston.
May through August finds big females massing along Gulf Beaches, but Hobby said anglers will find plenty of opportunity pretty much anytime from April through October.