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jog trot

  1. a slow, regular, jolting pace, as of a horse.
  2. an uneventful, humdrum way of living, doing something, etc.: a sleepy little town where life proceeded at a jog trot.
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Origin of jog trot

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for jog trot

Historical Examples

  • The line-rider swung to the saddle and put his pony at a jog-trot.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

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

  • It was impossible to get them to move faster than a jog-trot.

    The Lost Despatch

    Natalie Sumner Lincoln

  • Man, so to speak, was born old and accommodated to a jog-trot.

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

British Dictionary definitions for jog trot

jog trot

  1. an easy bouncy gait, esp of a horse, midway between a walk and a trot
  2. a monotonous or regular way of living or doing something
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verb jog-trot -trots, -trotting or -trotted
  1. (intr) to move at a jog trot
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