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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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Global Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores Market Report 2019 provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores market.
Father's primary hobby was cultivating and he grew vegetables, fruit and flowers when there was enough space -- and sometimes, even when there was not.
Take the case of the accountant whose hobby is spelunking.
The National Hobby Pass promotes the accessibility of young people and the opportunity to start or continue their activities.
The way her ex-boyfriend found out about her hobby was even less appealing.
It's a hobby that keeps me busy as I learn different techniques, try new recipes and shop for key ingredients.
In a bid to offset boredom, one quarter would like to try pie eating as a hobby, with nine per cent willing to have a go at bog snorkelling and six per cent keen to attempt extreme ironing.
An inquest, held at Teesside Coroner's Court, heard that Mr Hobby was described as an "extremely vulnerable in-patient" due to his ill health.
Hobby Lobby Stores, which has a presence on Long Island, voluntarily turned over to the U.S.
The first [pounds sterling]750,000 phase of a project to transform former 'hobby rooms' on the famous estate concluded on Friday, as 10 families moved into brand new homes.
The owners of the Hobby Lobby Corporation have agreed to forfeit thousands of smuggled Middle Eastern artifacts and pay a $3 million fine to settle a civil complaint brought by the U.S.
The US Federal Aviation Administration has closed both Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby airports through at least 28 August, following heavy rains from tropical storm Harvey, according to Flight Global.
Consider taking up a hobby. Psychologists say that while you might not always be able to find a job you're passionate about, you can get emotional satisfaction -- and stress relief -- from a hobby you love.
Though the hobby horse has been seen as more than just a toy in Finland since the 1980s, this odd sport has only recently begun to garner attention.