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*old warhorse

a performance piece that is performed often. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; perform ~; play ~.) The symphony orchestra played a few old warhorses and then some ghastly contemporary stuff that will never again see the light of day.
See also: old, warhorse

warhorse

n. a tough old thing, person, or idea. What time does the old warhorse’s train get in, and how long is she staying this time?
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