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Synonyms for hobby-horse

pet subject

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EXTRA attractions at Perth today are a hobby-horse Grand National for riders aged ten and under, with entry money going to a children's cancer charity, and an appearance by the Osiligi Maasai warrior troupe from Kenya.
Until then, the roughly three hours of video he had culled from various encounters in Haiti and New York with Dominique and his wife, Michele Montas, were still a handheld-DV hobby-horse.
But Cllr Morrissey added: "There is a wider issue here as well, it's not just about bin tax any more, it is being used by some as a hobby-horse for the local elections next June.
It's become a bit of a hobby-horse for some people to criticise our fitness," said Henry.
What began as the hobby-horse of a few isolated rightwing intellectuals has become a clamor for private accounts from think tanks and members of Congress.
Those running the organisation, certainly up until the current Alistair McLean/Edward Bentall regime of chief executive and senior steward, about whom it is still a little early to judge, have tended to be aloof and autocratic to the extent that there is precious little respect for the NGRC amongst those coming under their jurisdiction; more a resigned fear of being the target of their current hobby-horse.
Sir, - I see Mr Green is on his misguided hobby-horse again.
But Brzezinski contents himself with mounting his favorite hobby-horse and decrying the "degree to which the most popular programs devised for young audiences .
Stunts included ten hobby-horse Grand Nationals, a space-hopper race for jockeys at Newmarket - won by Brooke supporter Kevin Darley - and camel racing at Musselburgh.