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trot sth out

disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with trot   /trɒt/ us    /trɑːt/ (-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.
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