on (one's) tod

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on (one's) tod

Without or not near to anyone else; on one's own; all alone. A shortening of the Cockney rhyming slang "on one's Tod Sloan," referring to a once-famous American horse jockey who fell into disrepute in the early 20th century and died penniless and alone. Primarily heard in UK. To be quite honest, after a hectic week of work, I much prefer having a drink on my tod than being around a bunch of people. Mary's been on her tod ever since Rupert broke up with her last week.
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on your tod

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you are on your tod, you are alone. The main restaurant's OK. I use it every so often when I'm on my tod. Note: You can also say that someone does something on their tod. Oliver knows I'll never find it on my tod. Note: This expression comes from Cockney rhyming slang `on your Tod Sloan' meaning `on your own'. Tod Sloan was a famous American jockey at the beginning of the 20th century.
See also: on, tod

on your tod

on your own; alone. British informal
In rhyming slang, on your Tod Sloan means ‘on your own’. The Tod Sloan in question was a famous American jockey who made his name in horse racing in the 1890s.
See also: on, tod

on your ˈtod

(old-fashioned, British English, informal) on your own; alone: Are you going to be alright here all on your tod?This comes from rhyming slang: after Tod Sloan, an American jockey, whose name rhymes with ‘alone’.
See also: on, tod