trot sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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trot sth out

disapproving
phrasal verb with trot uk   /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 ​argumentwhenever I ​try to ​discuss this with you. Whenever I ​ask him why his ​work is late, he just ​trots out the same oldexcuses.
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