In a row, a synonym

elknup

New Member
french
Hello,

I'm living in the UK in a customer service position and I often hear an expression that I have some trouble to understand.

I think it means 'in a row' but I'm not quite sure. It looks like : 'in the (a?) trunk'.

Can anyone help me?

Cheers.
 
  • 0hisa2me

    Senior Member
    British English
    Could it be 'on the trot'? We say, for instance, 'Arsenal have lost three game on the trot'. Spoken with a strong glottal stop, this could conceivably sound a bit like 'trunk'.
     

    Susan Y

    Senior Member
    British English
    Welcome to the forum, elknup.

    Could you give us a bit more information? Is this something you hear at work? Could you give us an example of a conversation which includes this phrase?
     

    elknup

    New Member
    french
    I can definitely be on the trot, but it never sounds like this to my ears, which is rather strange!

    Thank you for your answer.
     

    elknup

    New Member
    french
    Say a customer is losing some money and would say: I've lost ten times (on the trot) already, c'mon!
     
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