caballito de batalla

caballito de batalla
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (main argument)
a. hobbyhorse
El caballito de batalla de ese partido es la nacionalización de la banca y el no pago de la deuda externa.That party's hobbyhorse is the nationalization of the banks and defaulting on foreign debt.
2. (something that always works)
a. old standby
Cuando no sé qué ponerme para un evento determinado, recurro a mi caballito de batalla: mi vestido negro.Whenever I don't know what to wear to an event, I resort to my old standby: my little black dress.
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