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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?
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(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.
trot out somebody/somethingalso 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.
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.
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]
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.