old warhorse

*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.
See also: old, warhorse
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I still have that old warhorse, and from time to time I touch it off on my backyard range.
race relations, "Rain" teases a sophisticated treatment of modern sexual politics out of an old warhorse.
While the press agree to keep Churchill's crisis a secret, young nurse Millie Appleyard (Romola Garai) is crucial in bringing the old warhorse back to life.
Alas, it was recently reported that the Rangers were replacing the old warhorse with a ,308-chambered Tikka T3 CTR.
And the old warhorse, who had two seasons at Fulham, said: "This was my last game for Greece.
HOME fans suffered a night of agony in Melbourne as old warhorse Lleyton Hewitt fell and young gun Bernard Tomic was shot down.
Cisse has only started six games this season as Alan Pardew has turned to loan striker Loic Remy, fellow Frenchman Yoan Gouffran, and that old warhorse Shola Ameobi to improve Newcastle's goalscoring prowess.
He would like the people to have a vote on withdrawal from the EU, gay marriage and, of course, that old warhorse, a vote to bring back capital punishment.
Welcoming Taslimuddin back into RJD, Lalu Yadav described him as an old warhorse and secular person, and added that his presence would boost the party's prospects in the run up to future elections in Bihar.
The three-year-old defeated Arc hero Bago with old warhorse Warrsan five lengths away in third.
But it's another Andy in claret and blue I reserve my affections for - Andrew James Lochhead, the old warhorse who was the spirit of the Third Division in the early 70s.
Samo is joined by two other recalled veterans, Mark Gerrard and Dan Vickerman, but there was no spot for old warhorse Phil Waugh.
While sustainability is a relatively new term in plastics, rotary batch mixing is an old warhorse in many processing operations.
Any suggestions you can give me on how to put this old warhorse back in a safe operating condition would be appreciated.
Running time 2hr 15min THIS old warhorse of a play still deserves its place in any theatre season.