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Hobson's Choice

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1916),

by Harold Brighouse (1882–1958), the most successful and often revived play of the Manchester School.

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Hobson's choice

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 282 words.

Where to elect there is but one.’Tis Hobson's choice—take that or none. Thomas WardWhen, years ago, you went

Hobson's choice

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 47 words.

a choice of taking what is available or nothing at all, named (in the mid 17th century) after Thomas Hobson...

Hobson's choice

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A choice of taking what is available or nothing at all, named (in the mid 17th century) after Thomas Hobson (1554–1631), a Cambridge carrier who hired out horses, giving the customer the...

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Hobson’s choice

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

No choice at all. The saying derives from Thomas or Tobias Hobson (c.1544–1631), a Cambridge carrier well

Hobson’s choice

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 44 words.

noun historical applied ironically to the choices decreed by Lieutenant-Governor William Hobson (circa 1840) of Auckland as the country’s new

Hobson's Choice

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1916),

by Harold Brighouse (1882–1958), the most successful and often revived play of the Manchester School.

See overview in Oxford Index

Hobson's Choice

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Ballet in three acts with choreography by Bintley, music by Paul Reade, and design by H. Griffen. Premiered 13 Feb. 1989 by Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, London, with Karen...

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Hobson's Choices

Richard I. Cook.

in A Death Retold

November 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 8983 words.

Jesica Santillan's death after a donor-recipient mismatch during transplantation shook people's confidence in transplant surgery and the organ donation system in the United States. This...

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Hobson's (choice)

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 22 words.

‘Voice’ in cockney rhyming slang. In a non-cockney sense the term means ‘no choice at all’ and originated in

Hobson's Choice

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 98 words.

A play (1916) by the British playwright Harold Brighouse (1882–1958) about a tyrannical shoe-shop owner who

Hobson's choice

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 514 words.

A. Generally.

This ever-spreading catchphrase has loosened its etymological tether. Tradition has it that Thomas Hobson (1549–1631), a

Hobson's Choice

Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 166 words.

a comedy by Harold Brighouse, performed in 1916. The best-known product of the so-called ‘Manchester School’ of realistic

Hobson's choice

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 296 words.

Generally.

This ever-growing cliché has loosened its etymological tether. Tradition has it that Thomas Hobson (1549–1631), a hostler

Hobson's Choice

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 101 words.

Ballet in three acts with choreography by Bintley, music by Paul Reade, and design by H. Griffen. Premiered 13 Feb. 1989...

Hobson's Choice

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 319 words.

A: Harold Brighouse Pf: 1915, New York Pb: 1916 G: Com. in 4 acts S: Hobson's and Mossop's Boot

Hobson's (choice) n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 194 words.

the human voice.

1908Doss Chiderdoss’ ‘Odd or Even?’ Sporting Times 26 Sept. 1/3: For 'e lifted up

Hobson's Choice (1916)

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 19 words.

(1916),

by Harold Brighouse (1882–1958), the most successful and often revived play of the Manchester School.

Hobson's choice noun

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 35 words.

Brit Rhyming slang for ‘voice’. Also Hobson's. 1937–. New Statesman The landlady, Queenie Watts, throws her Hobsons…so hard

Hobson's Choice (1915)

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 329 words.

Henry Horatio Hobson is a widower who runs a successful boot shop in Salford. He bullies his three daughters, Alice,

Hobson's Choice and the Need for Combinations of New Agents for the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer

Michael B. Sporn.

in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute

February 2002; p ublished online February 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology. 1952 words.