trot out

verb

Definition of trot out

1 : to lead out and show the paces of (a horse)
2 : to bring forward for display or use
  • trotted out a new excuse

Examples of trot out in a Sentence

  1. after no one bought the first explanation, they trotted out another

First Known Use of trot out

1836

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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