trundle out

phrasal verb

trundled out; trundling out; trundles out
British, informal + disapproving
: to say (something that has been said before) as an excuse, explanation, etc.
He trundled out another excuse.

Examples of trundle out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its full-time four-wheel drive has a lower-ratio gearset for trundling out of truly deep muck. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, 2 Aug. 2023 The train trundles out of downtown and backward in time, piercing skyscrapers shrinking to concrete apartment blocks to single homes with vegetable gardens and bedsheets on clotheslines. Adam Erace, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2023

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“Trundle out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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