Journey in Life: 02/13/17

Monday, February 13, 2017

"Get on his hobby-horse" nghĩa là gì?

Không ai ngăn lại được. Photo courtesy micadew.

'Get on (one's) hobby-horse' = nhảy lên con ngựa cưng -> nghĩa là nói thường xuyên, nói/phàn nàn mãi về chủ đề yêu thích (to frequently or incessantly talk or complain about a subject, topic, or issue in which one is excessively interested).

Ví dụ
Once grandpa gets on his hobby-horse about the government, there's no stopping him!

It is a wonder that any of us are still listening to him when he gets on his hobby horse about referees' chief Keith Hackett.

Perhaps the best advice one could give to Mr Trump is not to listen too hard to Mrs May if she gets on her hobby horse about creating new grammar schools. She's wrong.

I can't imagine that she will endorse his hobby horse proclaimed during the election – that the Department for Education should be scrapped. He is all in favour of "local choice" for parents and believes you do not need a centralised structure to support that. Of course, it’s not as simple as that and you do need someone to oversee the system.

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