informal Produce the same information, story, or explanation that has been produced many times before: everyone trots out the old excuse
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- The old favourites are trotted out: better inter-agency working; more sharing of information; improved record-keeping; more sophisticated risk assessment.
- And even now, just occasionally, someone from the Old School will still trot them out.
- Twenty-one years on and the same old collection of ideas are trotted out from the business lobby.
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