trot out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theytrot out
he/she/ittrots out
present participletrotting out
past tensetrotted out
past participletrotted out
  1. 1
    to provide an explanation, excuse, or piece of information that has been used many times before

    The same arguments are trotted out again.

  2. 2
    to make someone appear in public, usually to represent an organization or an opinion

    He was often trotted out at formal dinners.

See also main entry: trot