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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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A TOD might have an office complex and a child care facility, [which] are two different uses, or a residential project and some service retail, such as dry cleaners or coffee shops," says Rigby.
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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.
On his return journey from Jodhpur to his headquarters in Udaipur, Tod halted at the Pushkar Lake near the city of Ajmer in December 1820 (figure 2).
Bei Frisch wird die Darstellung des Todes in der zweiten Phase, so stellt Depountis fest, als "vom Tod zum 'Todbringenden'" (Depountis 65) gekennzeichnet.
When he comes across the Sheriff's son, Tod, caught in a trap in the forest, Rook sees his chance for vengeance, but despite his hatred of the boy's father he comes to his aid.
The texts in the Ptolemaic-Roman temple at Tod, 20 kilometers south of Luxor, were then collated by Vercoutter, partly worked up for publication by Sauneron, and a first volume published in 1980 by J.
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A BRACE of headers from Andy Tod consigned Dundee to a seventh successive away defeat and left the Dens Park club beginning 2005 with a threat of relegation hanging over them.
ANDY TOD netted a hat-trick of headers to hand Dunfermline a much- needed win - and increase Dundee's relegation fears.