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  • n. Plural form of hobby-horse.

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Examples

  • Sorry for the length, but it's one of my 'hobby-horses'.

    The 'conspiracy' continues - poli

  • At some point, if we continue to import more and more, there will be no money to fund your little pet projects/hobby-horses.

    Matthew Yglesias » Soda Lobbying

  • Thank God Obama is using accurate, precise terminology, instead of being deliberately vague in order to squeeze a bunch of pre-existing, ideological hobby-horses under the rubric of our war effort. joe from Lowell says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Indefinite Detention Comes to American Soil

  • There is no shortage of places on the Internet where people with a pedantic interest in language can bang on interminably about their favourite hobby-horses while saying very little of interest to people who really understand language.

    14 posts from February 2009

  • January 7th, 2009 at 3: 16 pm or maybe higher-information voters just divide the question into smaller subquestions, and answer different ones depending on salience, interests, hobby-horses, etc.

    Matthew Yglesias » Partisan Self-Deception

  • Thinks our marriage is heading for the rocks, I say through a half smile, thinking of my reliably melodramatic father and how regularly he switches his hobby-horses of woe.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • You may guess the gist of it from what I've told you already, and you know what these lyrical buggers are like when they get on their hobby-horses, on and on like the never-wearied rook.

    THE NUMBERS

  • At the risk of making us all sound like the speakers in a dramatic monologue, our tics, crotchets, hobby-horses, and what-have-you all have a bad habit of manifesting themselves when we least expect it--and, often enough, without us knowing.

    The Little Professor:

  • Nothing tells you about your true concerns, preoccupations and hobby-horses more instantly and mercilessly than a Technorati cloud.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • You really expressed one of my main hobby-horses so well in your speech - thanks again.

    Convention on Modern Liberty

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