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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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VICTIM Apprentice Jason Ness, 17; GUILTY Philip Tod, 21, was fined
SMASH: Tod leaves the court yesterday; KILLED: Jason died in the crash
Meints and Horberg have both employed TOD designations with success in the common scenario in which an aging husband and wife of modest means wish to protect their jointly held home from creditors and have it pass to their children outside of probate upon the demise of the second of the spouses to die.
Here Tod has perspicaciously remarked on the Indian version of the frequent blend of involvement in "mundane affairs" like politics, trade, amassing wealth, or resolving family disputes on the one hand, alongside of absorption in "devotional pursuits" on the other.
Obwohl es sich im ersten Bild des Dramas Triptychon tatsachlich um den naturlichen Tod eines Menschen handelt, hier des alten Matthias Proll, und weil deshalb die Trauerfeier nach seinem Begrabnis als der hauptsachliche Hintergrund erscheint, ist mit dem Tod fur Frisch nicht nur der naturliche Tod gemeint, ein "biologisches Faktum, das etwas Triviales" (14) ist, wie er durch den Trauergast Roger zu verdeutlichen versucht.
The recognition of the importance of places such as Armant, Medamoud, and Tod links all of these temples to the religious program that the Ptolemies were trying to accomplish in Upper Egypt.
In truth I haven't been a civil war buff, although as a history major it was something I thought I should learn more about," Tod said.
Tod struck again nine minutes after the restart with an emphatic header into Derek Suter's bottom right hand corner from substitute Noel Hunt's cross.
Tod could have completed his hat-trick in the 37th minute when he again won a challenge in the air.
Utah is home to several successful TOD districts that are changing the way Utahns live and work.
RTA is employing various strategies to make public transport more appealing to people and TOD is one of many ways we can get people to use metro and other modes of public transport.
The majority of research on TOD is descriptive, though some research has examined the impact of TOD on travel behaviour.
Matthew Tod, Chief Executive at Logan Tod & Co explains: "Whilst we weren't expecting a decline in intent to shop over the internet during Christmas 2012, we didn't expect such a strong indication of growth either.
Although these Texas metropolitan areas are rapidly expanding their transit systems, the newly constructed TOD housing at the transit stations is not affordable to the average household.
Serving empire, serving nation; James Tod and the Rajputs of Rajasthan.