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bad trot

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!
See also: 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.
See also: rough, trot

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?
See also: have, rough, trot

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?
See also: rough, trot

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.
See also: after, trot

trot along

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.
See also: out, trot

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.
See also: out, trot

hot to trot

(rude)
1. sexually exciting or sexually excited He met a woman who he said was hot to trot.
2. eager to begin something When asked about the band's recording plans, Weir said he was hot to trot, but everyone else wanted to wait.
See also: hot, trot

trot out somebody/something

also trot somebody/something out
to bring someone or something to the attention of others, so they can see or admire it The military trotted out all their experts to testify for the new weapons system. She trotted her espresso machine out this morning and made us all coffee.
See also: out, trot

hot-to-trot

  (American very informal!)
sexually exciting or sexually excited He used to buy her hot-to-trot underwear and little red lycra numbers with plunging necklines.

on the trot

  (British & Australian)
1. if you do several things on the trot, you do them one after the other It's been a good year for Britain's top player, who has won seven matches on the trot.
2. if you do something for a number of days, hours, years etc. on the trot, you do it for that amount of time without stopping He'd worked 48 hours on the trot and was totally exhausted.
See also: on, trot

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.
See also: hot, trot

trot out

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]
See also: out, trot

trot off

v.
To proceed briskly: I left work at noon and trotted off to the gym.
See also: off, trot

trot out

v.
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.
See also: out, trot

backdoor trot(s)

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 also: backdoor, trot

backdoor trot

verb
See also: backdoor, trot

the trots

n. a case of diarrhea. I got the trots and can’t go out tonight.
See also: trot

hot to trot

Slang
1. Sexually avid; lascivious.
2. Ready and willing; eager.
See also: hot, trot
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The Ballydoyle trainer also admitted two charges of encouraging and/or causing his employee, Pat Keating, to fail to comply with two instructions issued by the York stewards; first, that Cape Blanco be trotted up before the BHA's veterinary officer and the senior racecourse veterinary surgeon, and second, to attend a stewards' inquiry after refusing to allow the colt to be trotted up.
A dog trotted along happily with a large bone in her mouth.
The three-year-olds trotted off on a sponsored walk at Scone Castle in Perthshire.
At one point during the day, riders on Arabians, paint horses and Appaloosas trotted around an oval arena, with an instructor watching closely.
Webvan, the failed Web grocery firm, is often trotted out as a prime example of an Internet strategy that wasn't thought through well enough.
With X-Tech 99 opening in San Jose, California on Monday, IBM Corp trotted out a quartet of credible development projects based on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Extensible Markup Language (XML).
Other slogans the candidates trotted out: YELTSIN, HE'S THE ONE, OR HE KNOWS HOW TO FIND WHERE HE'S BURIED; ZHIRINOVSKY, LIKE HITLER--IN THE BEGINNING, WHEN HE WAS GOOD; THE ONLY GOOD RED IS A DEAD RED; VOTE FOR ME AND YOUR MOTHER WON'T END UP IN A GULAG; GORBACHEV: VOTE FOR THE BRAIN WITH THE STAIN; IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW HE'S DRUNK.
It's a key point, because today the very cause of civil rights is trotted out as grounds for suppression of speech.
Ultimate Goal, owned by Durwood Roller of Michigan, trotted away to victory in the elimination last Sunday night in 1:59.
AIDAN O'BRIEN last night defended his decision not to allow Cape Blanco to be trotted in front of the York vets for a second time and labelled their request as "insane", writes Jonathan Mullin.
Bookies are betting on the first cliche to be trotted out today.
As we trotted out, I asked Bornn if he believed the kids were fired-up enough.
JIM BOLGER yesterday gave every indication that his attempt at a Guineas double was back on track after Teofilo trotted for the first time since his highly publicised injury scare eight days ago that sent his Guineas odds rocketing.
Astride a big black stallion, Geri trotted triumphantly through London's Soho to promote her new single, Ride It - which is at No 2 in the midweek charts.
He trotted home after Nixon tossed the ball in the stands.