hobbyhorse


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Synonyms for hobbyhorse

a topic to which one constantly reverts

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a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers

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These include Hobbyhorse jockeys -focus on a personal agenda or the only area they know and therefore other issues appear irrelevant, Hand grenade throwers - too argumentative, hostile and obstructive, Non-stop talkers - who speak for the sake of speaking to try and demonstrate knowledge is a big "No".
Stanley gave me a sideways smile, delicately plucked up the box, and strolled over to straddle a hobbyhorse.
I have ridden my hobbyhorse for quite awhile, and I thank you all for restraining yourselves from grabbing the reins.
Not like our red hobbyhorse that I can ride whenever I want.
With no sensible policies to offer, Ataka has seized on opposition to Turkey joining the European Union as a rather shaky hobbyhorse to plod forward to next year's polls.
Copley is often unintelligible as "a functioning lunatic", who paints his face blue and pretends to be Braveheart, riding a hobbyhorse into battle against the English.
The legend goes that the name was adopted when they randomly stuck a knife into a dictionary and hit the noun Dada, or hobbyhorse in French.
This is my own little hobbyhorse, which no one accepts, but I don't mind.
Over the weekend of May 28-31, 600 villagers act as Grenadiers, a hobbyhorse, a fool and peasants, whilst scouring Combe Martin for the 'Earl of Rone'.
Hulsenbeck claimed that he discovered the word by opening the Petit Larousse and finding the word dada, a French word for a children's hobbyhorse.
Several amusing scenes find his charisma in full operation as he jovially commands conversation from high atop one hobbyhorse or another.
29) almost snarling while waving a hobbyhorse in the twitching faces of would-be buyers, a revelation of the subtle class warfare lurking beneath carnival surfaces.
The vivid gouache illustrations fairly leap off the page, enlivening the trusty hobbyhorse tales to a whole new level.
Modal logic, McLelland's hobbyhorse, is the promising alternative.
The image is at once homely and ironic, pointing to a harmless hobby but also to an intellectual hobbyhorse carrying the same authoritarian overtones as Bentham's famous Panopticon--also mentioned by Hazlitt in the essay and, like the lathe, another means of mechanical manipulation, (4) "a sort of circular prison, with open cells, like a glass bee-hive.