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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.
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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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So the Dublin Philharmonic, newly established in the late '90s and on its first American tour - from Florida to California, 49 cities in 66 days, if you can believe it - offers four music programs: one showcasing compositions by contemporary Irish composers; two blending some offbeat, seldom-heard classical compositions as well as a single warhorse piece; and one, entirely safe, entirely predictable, pure chestnut staple: Beethoven's Coriolan overture and 3rd Piano Concerto and Brahms' 2nd Symphony.
What the near-capacity audience got was a professionally executed, by-the-numbers, auto-pilot rendition of the warhorse stuff.
In contrast, BJP benches are full of the old warhorses, many of them having moved to the twilight of their political career, with merely Manvendra Singh and Dushyant Singh representing the next generation.
The warhorses are La Mer and Prelude a I'apresmidi d'unfaune.
It could also be one of the other British warhorses referencing their earlier triumphs here, such as Maggie Smith's brittle taskmistress or Richard Harris' hairily Arthurian headmaster.
McNally is, by the way, yet another wonderful gay writer inexplicably missing from this curious list of nonentities and old warhorses.
A lot of the things on their list were the warhorses, the old chestnuts that we know, that quite frankly I have difficulty even listening to, they are so well-known," he says.
The schedule includes new works and old warhorses, from Beethoven and Mozart to Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.
Why else record two lengthy piano-led instrumentals as well as the Presley warhorses ``All Shook Up'' and ``Jailhouse Rock''?
For one thing, warhorses like ``Jumpin' Jack Flash'' and ``Honky Tonk Woman'' were shorter and punchier because Jagger didn't have to run around a stage the size of an aircraft carrier, trying to keep a stadium full of people happy.
A lot of the symphonies that do play pops concerts, you get so used to the old warhorses,'' says Flaherty.
Would two old warhorses in the starting rotation, Fernando Valenzuela and Bob Tewksbury, hold up down the stretch?
Bluff, affable and ever strategic, Buchanan mocks the distress of party warhorses as he seeks a coalition of the politically disaffected and displays his stump power as a polemicist.
Crytek GmbH (Crytek) and Warhorse Studios are happy to announce that they have closed a licensing deal for Crytek's proprietary all-in-one game development solution CryENGINE[sup.