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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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Kelly Kilmer said she also has noticed more people wanting to find hobbies to do at home.
Gelber divides hobbies into collecting and crafts, focusing on how both emerge after 1880 as hobbies become seen less as a problematic obsession and more as a productive use of leisure.
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Indeed, the steady rise in popularity of knitting - enjoyed by celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe - has reinvigorated interest in crafty hobbies.
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Advertisers will gain insight on how to reach consumers through their passion for their favorite leisure activities and hobbies.
34 percent of women 18-34 and 33 percent of men 18-34 are passionate about their hobbies and projects (See Figure A)
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During clinical trials, we greatly reduced or eliminated the need for glasses in patients when both eyes were implanted -- the impact on someone's life is dramatic when they get back to the best vision possible enjoying the activities that used to be a challenge such as reading, driving, sports, hobbies or even reading the instructions on a bottle of medicine," Cumming stated.
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The company is dedicated to providing a unique experience for millions of hobbyists in a vertical destination with one-stop shopping, informative content, eHobbies TV with streaming video how-to's and product features, plus hobby-specific communities, all while also introducing the joy of hobbies to a new generation.
Creating a new section on MSN eShop for hobbies reveals that consumers are now, more than ever, making more time to enjoy their favorite pastimes.