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Related to trot: trot out, Troy, turkey trot, tarot
A moment or period of specific misfortune or bad luck. Primarily heard in Australia. I can feel it! The next horse race will be the end of my bad trot!
be a rough trot
To be an especially difficult period or series of misfortune(s) or hardship(s). Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. It's certainly been a rough trot for the beleaguered celebrity family, as news of yet another scandal started hitting the media outlets this afternoon. Jake's chemotherapy was a really rough trot for a while there, but he seems to be handling it much better recently.
have a rough trot
To experience an especially difficult or turbulent period or series of misfortune(s) or hardship(s). Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. The beleaguered celebrity family has been having a rough trot in recent months, as news of yet another scandal started hitting the media outlets this afternoon. I can't believe Jake's wife was diagnosed with cancer. They've really had a rough trot lately, haven't they?
a rough trot
An especially difficult or turbulent period or series of misfortune(s) or hardship(s). Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. It's certainly been a rough trot for the beleaguered celebrity family, as news of yet another scandal started hitting the media outlets this afternoon. I can't believe Jake's wife was diagnosed with cancer. They've really had a rough trot lately, haven't they?
on the trot
1. In quick succession, on after another. Primarily heard in UK. Relatively unknown in the boxing world until just a few years ago, he has won three world championship titles on the trot since 2016.
2. Consecutively over a certain period of time. Our team has been working for 23 days on the trot to get this product ready for its retail launch.
trot after someone
to follow along after someone, as done by a small dog. The puppy trotted along after the kids wherever they went. My little brother would always come trotting after us, annoying us a lot.
to step along in a lively fashion. The horses trotted along in time with the music. The horses were trotting along, going exactly where we led them.
See also: trot
trot someone or something out
to bring out and display someone or something. The boss trotted the new vice president out for us to meet. The boss trotted out his daughter and introduced her as a new vice president. Fred trotted out his favorite project for everyone to see.
trot something out
Fig. to mention something regularly or habitually, without giving it much thought. (Fig. on the image of trotting out a pony for display.) When James disagreed with Mary, she simply trotted her same old political arguments out. Bob always trots out the same excuses for being late.
hot to trot
1. Ready and willing, eager. For example, We should let them start putting up posters; they're hot to trot.
2. Sexually avid, lascivious, as in He's hot to trot and asked her out almost as soon as he met her. Both slangy usages allude to a horse eager to get going.
Bring out and show for inspection and admiration, as in He trotted out all his old war medals. This expression alludes to leading out a horse to show off its various paces, including the trot. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]
hot to trotmainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
1. If someone is hot to trot, they are sexually excited or sexually exciting. Donatella was my Italian dream — hot to trot.
2. If someone is hot to trot, they are eager to do something or have something. Ottawa Mayor Bob Chiarelli is hot to trot for more and better urban transport.
on the trotBRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If something happens several times on the trot, it happens that number of times without a break. It was their fifth win on the trot, a club record. She had worked 13 days on the trot before the accident.
To proceed briskly: I left work at noon and trotted off to the gym.
To bring out and show something or someone for inspection or admiration: The company trotted out a celebrity to endorse their product. Once politicians discover a topic the public responds to, they trot it out every election year.
n. a case of diarrhea. (From the time when people had to go out the back door to the outhouse.) I can’t go out tonight. I got a case of the backdoor trots.
See backdoor trots
n. a case of diarrhea. I got the trots and can’t go out tonight.
See also: trot
hot to trotSlang
1. Sexually avid; lascivious.
2. Ready and willing; eager.