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English definition of “warhorse”

warhorse

noun uk   /ˈwɔː.hɔːs/ us    /ˈwɔːr.hɔːrs/

warhorse noun (PERSON)

[C] informal an old and experienced politician, soldier, or athlete, especially one who is still active: Manchester City's old warhorse, still fighting fit at 36, was sent off for fouling after half an hour.ExperiencedCompetitors and participants in sports and games

warhorse noun (SHOW)

[C usually singular] often disapproving a piece of music, television show, play, or other performed piece of work that has often been performed or shown and is very famous: I don't understand why a ballet company can't perform fresh new material instead of just bringing out the same old warhorses year after year.Spectacles and performances
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