ride (one's) hobby-horse

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ride (one's) hobby-horse

To frequently or incessantly talk or complain about a subject, topic, or issue in which one is excessively interested. "Hobby-horse" can also be spelled as a single word. Ah, here we go again. Once grandpa starts riding his hobby-horse about the government, there's no stopping him! Uh oh, sounds like Janet is starting to ride her hobbyhorse again about the need for healthcare reform.
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He may set public interest standards that force broadcasters to ride his hobbyhorse. How does one determine what is the proper share of time for ads, news, religious broadcasts and other public service matter?