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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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be on (one's) tod

To be without anyone else; to be on one's own. A shortening of the Cockney rhyming slang "be 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 being on my tod than spending the weekend 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.
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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.
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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’.
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If you look at the Riverwalk TOD before the TRAX line was installed, it was either open space or older, more industrial buildings," says Greg Pavich, vice president --investment, land, office at CBC Advisors.
Supporters of TOD have produced an abundance of descriptive studies in order to encourage the supply of these real estate products (Bernick and Cervero 1997; Porter 1997; Porter 1998; Belzer and Autler 2002; Calgary 2004; Ditmar and Ohland 2004; Jacobson and Forsyth 2008).
The lack of affordable housing also means that workers in the non-residential components of the development must commute to the area, creating greater automobile traffic by those workers and defeating many of the benefits of TOD.
TOD intends to increase land use density at pivotal locations and curb urban sprawl.
THE father of three daughters and a son, Mr Tod was always keen to be useful and for his children to continue his good work.
Tod claimed another car had approached him and he had to move to avoid it.
Here, Tod underlines the "variety of form" and the contrast between "a momentary gleam" from the setting sun and the shade of "our sombre path".
Together these renewals cover some 500 machines, 24 per cent of Scott Tod estate of automatic teller machines.
Zu fragen ist auch, wie Frisch seine Lebens- und Todesanschauung darstellt und ob und wie er mit fiktionaler Problembehandlung gegen die Ratlosigkeit im Leben angeht angesichts der allgemeingfiltigen Kontingenzprobleme wie Leben und Tod, mit denen jeder konfrontien wird.
Coming fifth was Laurence Archer and Tod on 63 points and sixth was Irene Turnbull with Mirk on a well deserved 58 points.
When he comes across the Sheriff's son, Tod, caught in a trap in the forest, Rook sees his chance for vengeance, but despite his hatred of the boy's father he comes to his aid.
The texts in the Ptolemaic-Roman temple at Tod, 20 kilometers south of Luxor, were then collated by Vercoutter, partly worked up for publication by Sauneron, and a first volume published in 1980 by J.
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In early 2002, Tod Sedgwick, longtime publisher of Washington multititle firm Pasha Publications (yes, he's the one who named his company after his dog), launched IO Energy LLC.