on the trot

Definition of on the trot

British, informal

  1. 1 :  following one after another He won the race three times on the trot.

  2. 2 :  busy all the time Working full-time and raising children keeps her on the trot from morning till night.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a moderately fast gait of a quadruped (such as a horse) in which the legs move in diagonal pairs

    :  a jogging gait of a human that falls between a walk and a run

    :  a ride on horseback

  1. :  to ride, drive, or proceed at a trot

    :  to proceed briskly :  hurry

    :  to cause to go at a trot

  1. :  trotline

    :  one of the short lines with hooks that are attached to a trotline at intervals

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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