Definition of on the trot in US English:

on the trot


  • 1Continually busy.

    ‘I've been on the trot all day’
    • ‘We again went on the trot all day trying to see everything.’
    • ‘He saw the tension on my face but he had no idea that I had been on the trot all morning.’
  • 2British In succession.

    ‘they lost seven matches on the trot’
    • ‘The Villagers trailed 12-8 at half-time but turned it round superbly after the break in what was their fourth away match on the trot.’
    • ‘The horse entered the history books when it won seven Group 1 races on the trot.’
    • ‘They, too, won their first game but have since lost four on the trot.’
    • ‘We can't get too greedy, we've gone six games undefeated, seven on the trot with the cup matches.’
    • ‘If the Australians fail again, it'll be their seventh straight defeat on the trot, the worst run they've endured since the late '60s.’
    • ‘He has also won seven world titles - five on the trot from 1992-and notched up almost 600 century breaks in competition.’
    • ‘We'd lost one game, not six on the trot, and we had to bounce back.’
    • ‘I think he also won four big Open matches on the trot once.’
    • ‘It is early in the season, but Sligo have now lost five games on the trot.’
    • ‘The new system also replaces the previous system in which officers had to work seven night shifts on the trot.’
    in succession, one after the other, in a row, consecutively, successively, in sequence, one behind the other
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