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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
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They mounted and rode up the ridge, much of the time at a jog trot.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
  • The girls had descended at a jog trot, trying to take their bearings as they went.

    The School by the Sea Angela Brazil
  • Then, for no reason, he shied again, and started off on a jog trot toward the east.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • So I started on a jog trot, trying to hit the golden mean of speed that would still leave me breath to shoot.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • From a rapid walk he had broken into a jog trot when he saw Trenholme vanish over the wall.

  • "No, I'm going forward," answered Tad, putting spur to his pony and starting at a jog trot.

  • Presently, Dobbin came up the road at a jog trot, with Phaeton wobbling around on his back, like a ball in a fountain.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • So Johnnie Green fell into a jog trot, which he kept up all the way to the red schoolhouse.

  • They climbed in on the potato sacks and the horse started a jog trot; its lanky brown shanks glistened a little from the rain.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • The pony that was hitched to the bar of the windlass started to lower the cage by reversing at a jog trot.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
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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