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jog trot

a slow, regular, jolting pace, as of a horse.
an uneventful, humdrum way of living, doing something, etc.:
a sleepy little town where life proceeded at a jog trot.
Origin of jog trot
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • They went along at a jog-trot, with their lances under their left arm, point downward.

    Beyond the Marne Henriette Cuvru-Magot
  • Man, so to speak, was born old and accommodated to a jog-trot.

  • Then, far up the road, I thought I heard the beat of horses' hoofs coming on at a jog-trot.

    Kitty's Conquest Charles King
  • The line-rider swung to the saddle and put his pony at a jog-trot.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • He ran on, heavily and at a jog-trot, without a thought206 of where he was running to or why he ran.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • It delayed the whole gang, for they could not go on faster than a jog-trot.

    Riders of the Silences John Frederick
  • Maze and spiral; follow-my-leader, done at a jog-trot in the open air.

  • On a jog-trot, it is an unpardonable sin to lean forward at all.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • He had by no means settled down to the jog-trot duties of a small Irish vicar.

    Romantic Ireland; volume 1/2 M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
  • It's about as swift a change as you could ask from jog-trot daily life.

    The Crow's Nest Clarence Day, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for jog-trot

jog trot

an easy bouncy gait, esp of a horse, midway between a walk and a trot
a monotonous or regular way of living or doing something
verb -trots, -trotting, -trotted
(intransitive) to move at a jog trot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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