hobby-horse


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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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A spokesman said: "There is a huge consensus that reading is best taught using a mixture of methods, but the Government ignores the evidence in favour of its outdated hobby-horses.
They don't mind raking in all that lovely road/petrol tax revenue and wasting it on totally unrelated hobby-horses, but then say they don't have enough funding to give us what they think we need.
If you've read many of my previous reviews, you know that this one of my hobby-horses.
Back in time the knights lanced on horseback, so here we will have children on wooden hobby-horses, and then they have to pick up hoops and things with mini-lances, so they learn a bit about the technique.
Thirty-eight years later, as Professor Emeritus at Berkley, Crews presents Postmodern Pooh, a vicious attack on contemporary literary theory, where some critics are so bound to their own theoretical hobby-horses that their work becomes absurd.
From the start, they should concentrate on the people's priorities, not politically-correct hobby-horses.
For the magazine, in order to preserve critical writing--not so much for its own sake as for that of society's sanity--must navigate the pit-falls of commerce, curatorial hobby-horses, and artistic careerism.
The fat-cat MSPs have yet to justify themselves by tackling the people's problems, instead of wasting time on personal hobby-horses and non-urgent politically correct issues.
Instead of addressing the concerns of ordinary people, they have given priority to politically-correct hobby-horses.