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English definition of “trot sb out”

trot sb out

disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with trot   /trɒt/ us    /trɑːt/ (-tt-)
to send someone to represent or defend your idea or opinion in public, in a boring and familiar way: Whenever the president is in difficulties, her spokesman is trotted out to face the press.
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