hobby ( hobbies plural ) A hobby is an activity that you enjoy doing in your spare time. n-count
(=pastime) My hobbies are letter writing, football, music, photography, and tennis.
hobby-horse ( hobby-horses plural ) , hobbyhorse You describe a subject or idea as your hobby-horse if you have strong feelings on it and like talking about it whenever you have the opportunity. n-count
Honesty is a favourite hobby-horse for Courau.
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diversion, favourite occupation, (leisure) activity, leisure pursuit, pastime, relaxation, sideline
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