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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.

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.
Translations of “warhorse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 老謀深算的政客, 老兵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 老谋深算的政客, 老兵…
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