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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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While other hobbyists stroll along town with their cameras on occasions, Oscar devotes his weekends perfecting his craft.
52% of professional engineers and 81% of hobbyists report being more likely to use open source software in 2013.
With the increasing popularity of DIY electronics and 3D printing, it is fair to assume that progress will continue to empower the home hobbyist with ever more capable and user-friendly fabrication techniques.
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8220;HobbyTalk is our biggest and most successful site, one which has brought together millions of hobbyists worldwide,” said CEO Christian Braun.
The American Kennel Club and Cat Fanciers' Association of America are made up of hobbyists exhibiting their pedigreed pets in competition at dog and cat shows.
Whether you're a professional or a hobbyist, there is always something for the savvy and the frugal at Goldstartool.
The third site, 10 miles away, is on a farm owned by a hobbyist beekeeper.
com), the innovative text-to-speech software developer, announced today that MT-Podcast[TM] is available for free to hobbyist bloggers.
5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Direct Lift, North America's leading hobbyist lift brand, has been selected as the Exclusive Lift Sponsor for all the Barrett-Jackson auctions.
Charts of construction and service dates for each locomotive type will aid the hobbyist in selecting a historically appropriate model for each setting.
If you're using one of them in the cockpit of an aircraft or a helicopter, with a lot of noise," h says, "you sure don't want speech produced by a hobbyist toy.
Priced at $349,(3) this versatile photo printer is ideal for the photo hobbyist who wants to produce 3.
For the antique dealer and hobbyist collector, each issue has the current secondary market prices listed.
announced Doug Conn as the winner of the Microsoft Windows Embedded SPARKs Will Fly developer contest, a global competition designed to foster creativity and innovation among the embedded hobbyist and academic communities.