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war horse

Also, old war horse. A dependable, frequently performed attraction, as in The opera company is doing nothing but old war horses this season, like, Aida and La Bohème. This term originated in the mid-1600s for a military charger that had been through many battles. In the 1800s it began to be used for human veterans, and in the mid-1900s for popular productions, especially of musical works.
See also: horse, war
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But as the venerable countryside programme enters its 36th year, in a new hour-long slot, S4C's old war horse is now happy to share the load with his very own team of "young" presenters.
To return to the podium, his two drivers will be the key and Brown will be backing his old war horse Alonso to pull them out of the rut.
Richard Perry of STV Machinery said: "Most injection moulding facilities have an old war horse tucked away in the corner that can no longer be relied upon to give its best.
The traditional source of any sign of a fightback came from Kenny Miller, 37, who rattled in a consolation but in doing so highlighted the shocking recruitment of a side still dependant on an old war horse with time no longer on his side.
But the old war horse got up and down to stem the bleeding at a bogey that steadied the ship.
THAT old war horse Lord Dannat is at it again on TV advising us on what action to take in the present conflict in Afghanistan.
SUDDENLY sorry seems to be the easiest word for Blair of Iraq as he spews out apologies, but it's no surprise the old war horse still thinks it was right to invade in 2003.
She's like an old war horse, a horror, feisty" - TV chef Brian Turner on working with Janet Street-Porter on a programme.
She's like an old war horse, a horror, feisty" TV chef Brian Turner on working with Janet Street-Porter on a programme "A lot of people see me as eccentric.
Washington, March 2 ( ANI ): June Squibb, who has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards for her role in 'Nebraska', has likened herself to an old war horse.
26 -- An old war horse, who could not be put down by allegations of corruption or infighting in the Congress, Virbhadra Singh steered the party back to power in Himachal Pradesh with a spirited campaign this time.
This young orchestra gave a vivacious and fresh approach to what can appear to be an old war horse, with fine woodwinds and exciting brass.
In his intelligent, precise and unfussy way Sondergard coaxed and sometimes almost beseeched the willing orchestra to find something new in the old war horse.
Only half a length behind old war horse Borderlescott, he had subsequent Curragh Group Three winner Astrophysical Jet immediately behind.
While it's hard at times to get excited by yet another recording of an old war horse, this new recording of La boheme, starring the opera world's current dream team of Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon, is a pleasant surprise Though well shy of being a definitive recording of Puccini's masterpiece, this release is certainly very good, thanks largely to the youthful ardor and abandon ofVillazon's Rodolfo and the detailed and insightful conducting of Bertrand de Billy.