coat-tails

Related to coat-tails: ride coattails
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coat-tails

[ˈkəʊtˌteɪlz] nplfalde fpl del frac
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Then he sat down behind Richard's coat-tails and kept his eyes fixed on them, while Richard, sitting at his writing-table, did not stir.
I am not paid, Pip," said he, coolly, "to carry your words to any one;" and then gathered up his coat-tails, as he had gathered up the subject, and stood frowning at his boots as if he suspected them of designs against him.
With his disengaged hand he made a furious effort at Jimmie's coat-tails.
He even essayed to put the paper donkey's tail to the coat-tails of Sir Leopold Fischer.
The moment afterwards, I felt a soft pull at my coat-tails, and a small voice whispered, "Look here, sir
And he was off again, a decrepit vagabond, with his hands in his pockets, his elbows squared, and frayed coat-tails swinging raggedly from side to side.
The first morning they set out two hours before dawn, Ona wrapped all in blankets and tossed upon his shoulder like a sack of meal, and the little boy, bundled nearly out of sight, hanging by his coat-tails.
I'll never gi' my consent to her going for a lady's maid, while she's got good friends to take care on her till she's married to somebody better nor one o' them valets, as is neither a common man nor a gentleman, an' must live on the fat o' the land, an's like enough to stick his hands under his coat-tails and expect his wife to work for him.
Figure to yourself those two boys become as faithful to me as my coat-tails.
I can see him, this minute, standing there before that fire, with his hands under his coat-tails, beaming on us.
He folded up the newspaper, and put it in his coat-tail pocket.
Harling gave us a lively account of Ambrosch's behaviour throughout the interview; how he kept jumping up and putting on his cap as if he were through with the whole business, and how his mother tweaked his coat-tail and prompted him in Bohemian.