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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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.
Running time 2hr 15min THIS old warhorse of a play still deserves its place in any theatre season.
But Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, that old warhorse, was the most extraordinary performance of the evening.
Good runs from Aitmatov, Al Eile and old warhorse Hardy Eustace will see their odds tumble.
In a week that saw another old warhorse go out to grass in the shape of The French Furze - with trainer Nicky Richards promising the 13-year-old will "be given five-star treatment during his retirement" - it was good to see these icons of the jumps game being so cared for.
Irish trainer Willie Mullins will be the happiest man at Aintree if his gallant old warhorse Hedgehunter can regain his Grand National crown tomorrow.
Beethoven's old warhorse Symphony No 5 rang the rafters with a sturdy start and bright horn wake-up calls.