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noun [countable] hobby horse pronunciation in British English
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singularhobby horse
pluralhobby horses
  1. 1
    a toy with a wooden horse’s head on a long stick that a child can pretend to ride
  2. 2
    a subject that someone has strong opinions about and often talks about, especially in a way that annoys other people

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