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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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It is understood the two most senior executives from Le-Trot will be in attendance, along with the president and general secretary from the Union of European Trotting, whose main purpose is to promote trotting races and horse breeding in Europe.
Turning down the back straight for the final time at Tregaron Trotting Club, Rhys Evans was trapped on the inside and looked as though he would never get clear ground.
S4C will broadcast live coverage from the Tregaron Trotting Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend on Friday and Saturday, August 22 & 23.
As the party continued, more and more people, aware of Evelyn's attempts, began to tell me how great the trotting was.
More to the point, what will all this do for the subsidy we all currently stump up to give trotting the coverage its audience deserves?
David John, of the Ceredigion Bay Trotting club, met boxing icon Muhammad Ali in the USA
The boy from Stevenage, a 33-1 chance for the world title at the start of the season, is now 10-11 with Hills going into tomorrow's USA Grand Prix - and 33-1 to win six races on the trot, but I hardly think he's gonna be winning if he's only trotting.
Pat Hughes's seven-year-old is a Sunday seeker, having won at Tralee last weekend after trotting up the previous Sabbath at Navan.
The Indochina Chronicles: Travels In Laos, Cambodia And Vietnam is the intimate and intriguing memoir to the Cambodian, Laos, and Vietnam travels of esteemed travel author and globe trotting adventure Phil Karber.
Injury-hit Ouija Board could be trotting again in as little as two weeks' time - that was the upbeat message from trainer Ed Dunlop yesterday.
The first carriage is described as a Gerard racing sulky (as used in trotting races) and had a blue aluminium chassis.
Next in line came Just James, which triumphed at 16-1 for The Three Cs, Bedworth RFU Firsts and Coton's Colts, with Cairns also trotting up at 12-1 for Ann's Angel and Rip Van Winkle.
S4C's harness racing flagship Rasus is geared up to cover more top-class trotting than ever before, travelling to famous race venues across Wales and the UK.
I especially like trotting - I like the bouncing,'' Graham added, swaying with excitement.
May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's richest trotting race will soon get on track with a range of products using some of the most hallowed names and images in a sport steeped in Americana.