The two trot out one of the most chilling villains yet: Henri Benoit, a hired killer who targets young women.
And, of course, they trot out the Constitution to justify their actions, much as the slave holders did 150 years earlier.
Oscar forecasters like to trot out old statistics when deciding who will win which awards.
c.1300, from Old French trot (12c.), from troter "to trot, to go," from Frankish *trotton (cf. Old High German trotton "to tread"), from a variant of the Germanic base of tread (v.). The trots "diarrhea" is recorded from 1808 (cf. the runs).
late 14c., from Old French troter "to trot, to go," from Frankish *trotton (see trot (n.). Italian trottare, Spanish trotar also are borrowed from Germanic. To trot (something) out originally (1838) was in reference to horses; figurative sense of "produce and display for admiration" is slang first recorded 1845. Related: Trotted; trotting.
A child whose accomplishments or other attributes are used by the parents to impress others: The star athlete became the trophy child for the stepfather