hobbyhorse hobbyhorse

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a topic to which one constantly reverts
  2. (n) a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride

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Usage(s):

  1. He shot the boy on the hobbyhorse through the chest and head, then fired again and killed the barber.
  2. Huiyuan is a high-profile national brand, and its sale to Coke had become a hobbyhorse for nationalists who often dominate popular Internet chat rooms in China.
  3. Observers agreed that the baptism of Beaverbrook's hobbyhorse before the Lords was a fizzle.

Quotes

  1. "People who want to take this within 24 hours of the event and make it their political hobbyhorse to ride, I have got nothing but loathing for them," Kaine said.
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Tim Kaine Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I've had a private passion for them since I was very young -- it's my hobbyhorse," Black told me in a recent @ The Movies interview. "Private eye novels -- tough guy novels -- are things that I read at a very early age. I was only 9 years...
    on Nov 11, 2005 By: Shane Black Source: TheDenverChannel.com

  3. "We will also need timely political intervention to fix loopholes in current drunk-driving laws that have become the hobbyhorse for defence lawyers to extricate their drunk-driving clients from the consequences of their criminal conduct,"...
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Julian Fantino Source: Toronto Star

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