hobbyhorse


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hobbyhorse

a figure of a horse attached to a performer's waist in a pantomime, morris dance, etc.
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FOR someone who has made trendsetting her hobbyhorse, Sonam Kapoor once again gave the paparazzi a field day at the press conference of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and India Trade Promotion Organisation, held at Shangri- La's Eros Hotel ons Tuesday.
97) This navigation act provision appears to have been a particular hobbyhorse of Randolph's.
His latest hobbyhorse is the eurozone crisis and, for once, the Chancellor has reason to moan.
However "nodders", non-stop talkers, egocentrics and hobbyhorse jockeys are the type of people boardrooms do not want.
I had a little hobbyhorse The size of my thumb I saddled it and bridled it And gave it a drum I seat it m the garden And pick a bit o'sage It hopped into the kitchen And kissed the pretty maids.
Of late, it seems, Jane Austen has become everyone's favorite hobbyhorse.
However, he admires wholeheartedly the Socrates "who never refused to play cobnut with children or to ride a hobbyhorse with them," (35) and he approves of the legendary "theological drinking and feasting" at the Sorbonne.
This whole episode brings me back to an old hobbyhorse of mine: the need for all Israeli schoolchildren, Jews and Arabs, to learn the history of the country.
William Lane Craig employs his usual hobbyhorse that the universe must have had a cause since it came into being, and ex nihilo nihil fit.
When I rocked a little boy on a hobbyhorse, he got on the next one and bobbed crazily back and forth, his bulk testing the metal coil.
His statement that the shake-up will cement the firm grip of the rich on elite universities shows that he is unaware of the programmes undertaken by those universities to promote access to all social groups, and it appears that he is just riding his usual hobbyhorse.
They tease his or her understanding, sometimes pulling it deeper into the unknown, sometimes merely providing the reader a hobbyhorse to whip toward a familiar destination--usually eros or Thanatos, in my experience.