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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!
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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?
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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

on the trot

1. In quick succession, one 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. Primarily heard in UK. Our team has been working for 23 days on the trot to get this product ready for its retail launch.
See also: on, trot

hot to trot

1. Eager or impatient to do something. Let's get going—the kids are hot to trot.
2. Sexually arousing or aroused. If you think he's so hot to trot, why don't you ask him out? I'm telling you, dude, when she smells your cologne, she'll be hot to trot!
See also: hot, trot

trot out

To bring someone or something out for other people to inspect, admire, or contemplate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "trot" and "out." Our parents trotted us out in our matching sweaters so all the relatives could have a good look. They've been trotting out the same line about consumer choices for years now, refusing to acknowledge the harmful effects their product has on people's health. My grandfather always trots his photo album out whenever we visit.
See also: out, trot

be hot to trot

1. To be eager or impatient to do something. Let's get going—the kids are hot to trot.
2. To be sexually arousing. If you think he's so hot to trot, why don't you ask him out?
See also: hot, 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.
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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.
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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

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

hot to trot

mainly 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.
See also: hot, trot

on the trot

BRITISH, 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.
See also: on, trot

hot to trot

ready and eager to engage in an activity. informal
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on the trot

1 in succession. 2 continually busy. British informal
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be ˌhot to ˈtrot

(informal)
1 be very enthusiastic about starting an activity: She’s hot to trot and ready to start work next week if we want her to.
2 be excited in a sexual way
See also: hot, trot

on the ˈtrot

(British English, informal) one after the other: The bus has been late for five days on the trot.
See also: on, 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
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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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For Ifan Jones Evans (right) and thousands like him, trotting is almost a religion in parts of rural Wales |
The system, known as Heppa, will be used by the organisation for the administration of horse breeding and trotting in Finland.
The Company also owns a 50% interest in the North Metro Harness Initiative, LLC, which has a license to construct and operate a harness racetrack 30 miles north of downtown Minneapolis (judicial review pending), and a 90% interest in Jackson Trotting Association, LLC, which operates Jackson Harness Raceway in Jackson, Michigan.
Ifan Jones Evans will present the feast of trotting races, with Wyn Gruff-ydd leading the commentary and Hywel Davies getting the latest tips from the bookies and insights from the drivers.
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Mr Jenkins, secretary to the Tregaron Trotting Club, admits it's hard to remain objective when commentating on his own horse or, like this year, when his own daughter is competing.
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JRI"), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 90% interest in Jackson Trotting Association, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company that operates Jackson Harness Raceway, which conducts live harness racing (mid-April through mid-June) and year-round simulcasting with pari-mutuel wagering in Jackson, Michigan.
His earliest commissions with a microphone were in the early 1960s when he commentated on exhibition trotting organised by Harry Beck.
After a speedy diagnosis and efficient surgery at the Newmarket Equine Hospital, Arctic Cosmos spent the winter recuperating at Clarehaven Stables, where he has had a regime of trotting.
Of course, the commentator will be John Motson (below), who has been trotting out cliches ever since his coat started out a little lamb, which was long before Motty turned into one.
The Trotting Mare may sound like a quaint hostelry from a Dickens novel but it is a thriving 21st century pub which welcomes families with open arms.
Hundreds filled the grandstands all day Sunday, watching the trotting Percherons, Belgians and Clydesdales pulling fifth-wheel hitch wagons, just as they did for centuries before the invention of gas-powered tractors and trailers.
The exhibit also includes Chubb's mounted skeletons of two famous racehorses--Sysonby, who died in 1906, and Lee Axworthy, who in 1916 became the first trotting stallion to break the two-minute mile.
The vets come down and say they want to see the horse trotting - not for his benefit, but theirs.