To be on your tod
means to be alone. If you're British, the chances are you knew that – but did you know the phrase originated as Cockney rhyming slang? The Tod
in question was a jockey called Tod Sloan. Whether he was most often alone at the front or the back of the field, I can't tell you.
Alternatives are on your pat (Pat Malone) and on your Jack (Jack Jones). Who Pat and Jack were is something else I can't tell you. Maybe that's something you can tell me?
Here's me apparently on my tod
I'm Toddly independent.
Hi Patsy - I've a friend in South Africa whose surname is Tod - it is certainly unusual ... and wandering on one's tod is fine - though I'd prefer to do it in Rhodes - an amazing place ... cheers Hilary
Or possibley Sloan rhymes with alone/on his own?
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