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on a (subject or activity) kick

Experiencing a particularly intense and constant enthusiasm for some subject or activity. Jim's been on a real cycling kick ever since he bought that new bike. I'm on a bit of a politics kick at the moment, but I reckon it will die down once the election season is over.
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change the subject

To introduce a different topic of discussion, usually intentionally. I changed the subject after that last remark made Jeff and Bill visibly tense. Don't try to change the subject—I know one of you kids dented my car!
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drop the subject

Stop discussing this topic at once. Yes, I was late today—can we just drop the subject now? I don't want to talk about my ex anymore! Drop the subject!
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change the subject

to begin talking about something different. They changed the subject suddenly when the person whom they had been discussing entered the room. We'll change the subject if we are embarrassing you.
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Drop the subject!

 and Drop it!
Fig. Do not discuss it further! Bill: Sally, you're gaining a little weight. I thought you were on a diet. Sally: That's enough! Drop the subject! Bill: That house is a mess. I wonder who lives there. Mary: That's my aunt's house. Just what did you want to know about it? Bill: Oh, drop it! Sorry I asked.
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off the subject

not concerned with the subject being discussed. I got off the subject and forgot what I was supposed to be talking about. The speaker was off the subject, telling about his vacation in Hawaii.
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subject someone or something to something

to cause someone to endure someone or something. I didn't mean to subject you to Uncle Harry. I am sorry I have to subject you to all this questioning.
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subject to something

likely to have something, such as a physical disorder, The sick man was subject to dizzy spells. I am subject to frequent headaches.
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change the subject

Deliberately talk about another topic, as in If someone asks you an embarrassing question, just change the subject. This term uses subject in the sense of "a topic of conversation," a usage dating from the late 1500s.
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subject to, be

1. Be under the control or authority of, as in All citizens in this nation are subject to the law. [First half of 1300s]
2. Be prone or disposed to, as in This child has always been subject to colds. [Late 1300s]
3. Be likely to incur or receive, as in This memo is subject to misinterpretation. [Late 1300s]
4. Depend on, be likely to be affected by, as in Our vacation plans are subject to the boss's whims. [Early 1800s]
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change the ˈsubject

start to talk about something different, especially because what was being discussed was embarrassing or difficult to talk about: I don’t like talking about the war. Can’t we change the subject?
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subject to

To cause someone to undergo or experience something: The commander subjected the troops to daily inspections. The oil platform was subjected to extreme weather.
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The subjection of somebody to hatred because of his choice in actions and attitudes as well as views and opinions in relation to religion, sect, philosophical stance, political view or a certain ethical position.
Like Pythias, perhaps the academy might dwell in its subjection in order to examine the ways in which this willed obedience might allow for other forms of liberation.
Continuing the discussion of an amelioration of the trauma of cultural subjection by a fixing of identities, Sope Maithufi demonstrates how, through the creative act, Zoe Wicomb militates against stereotypical images of black depersonalisation "especially as it pertains to the corporal body".
Stress positions, subjection to loud music or extreme temperatures, stripping prisoners naked and humiliating them, leashing them like animals, siccing dogs on them--these sadisms were enumerated and discussed at length by cabinet officials, then authorized.
Gerald Caplan traces the evolution of Africa's toxic relationship with the West from the transatlantic slave trade to the current situation of conflict, poor governance, forced subjection to the world economy and AIDS.
Hardaway (Professor of Law at the University of Denver College of Law) who provides a systematic exploration of the election administration, historical and comparative perspectives, and a great deal of insightfully informed and informative commentary on the subjection of known attempts to subvert the democratic system of free elections.
If the Code Noir was meant to proscribe black "demonic" behaviour of slaves and to prescribe minimum standards for the care and treatment of that human property, Garraway interprets Blessebois's zombi as the incarnation of evil in "the subjection of the master's body to the corporal torments suffered by slaves" (191).
Democracy in our age, though predicated on the agency of the individual, actually means the subjection of the individual to the stimulation of democracy.
It is, of course, correct to say that for years the people of Iraq lived beneath the monstrous shadow of Saddam's regime, but more recently the subjection has been from armies who invaded on false pretexts.
The veil, then, is an acknowledgement of submitting to authority, and in the Church, this is taken as a sign of subjection to the authority of Christ.
The positive recommendations, argued with great skill and theological sophistication, for the unity of the communion rest on a proper conciliarity, rooted in the kind of mutual subjection at the institutional level that Ephesians calls for at the individual level to maintain unity.
A meticulous and scholarly text for intermediate to advanced history, theology, and philosophy students, Divine Subjection treats its subject matter with psychoanalytical expertise and in-depth examination.
Puritans were more theologically advanced and tried to "bring every area of life into subjection with the glory of God," said seminary President Joel Beeke, who collected most of the books, starting when he was 14 years old.
King asserts that the area's oft-tragic history is less a result of intraregional strife than subjection to the whims of greater powers in Europe or Eurasia.
The court held that the officer's alleged subjection of the inmate to a needlessly intrusive unclothed body cavity search in the presence of a female officer violated the Fourth Amendment, but the officer was entitled to qualified immunity because there was no clearly established right of inmates to be free from bodily exposure to officers of the opposite sex at the time of the search.