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English definition of “trot sth out”

trot sth out

disapproving phrasal verb with trot     /trɒt/ US  /trɑːt/ verb (-tt-)
to provide an excuse , idea , opinion , or fact , especially one that has been used often before or one that is silly : You trot out that argument whenever I try to discuss this matter with you. Whenever I ask him why his essay's late, he just trots out the same old excuses .Saying againSaying and uttering
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