coattails


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coat·tail

 (kōt′tāl′)
n.
1. The loose back part of a coat that hangs below the waist.
2. coattails The skirts of a formal or dress coat.
Idiom:
on the coattails of
1. As a result of the success of another: elected to office on the coattails of a popular governor.
2. Immediately following or as a direct result of: resigned on the coattails of the scandal.
Translations

coattails

[ˈkəʊtteɪlz] NPLfaldón msing
to ride on sb's coattailssalir adelante gracias al favor de algn, lograr el éxito a la sombra de algn
References in classic literature ?
He ran, he flew, he pranced, his face glowed, his bald head shown, his coattails waved wildly, his pumps actually twinkled in the air, and when the music stopped, he wiped the drops from his brow, and beamed upon his fellow men like a French Pickwick without glasses.
It was November, and my guardian was standing before his fire leaning his back against the chimney-piece, with his hands under his coattails.
Your excellency won't be disturbed here," said a particularly pertinacious, white-headed old Tatar with immense hips and coattails gaping widely behind.
And the Tatar ran off with flying coattails, and in five minutes darted in with a dish of opened oysters on mother-of-pearl shells, and a bottle between his fingers.
BEIRUT: Mouttahed Tripoli stayed hot on the coattails of fourth-placed Sagesse with a 94-77 win over lowly Hoops Club Wednesday, while Champville picked up their 26th win of the season and moved into first place after beating Byblos.
Both bosses saw their teams cling to the coattails of Alex Ferguson's side with mid-week wins, but Spaniard Benitez admits that the challenge from his Liverpool outfit could depend on a single game - their head-to-head clash with United at Old Trafford on March 14.
Thousands of Australian recreational cyclists will ride on the coattails of Lance Armstrong's appearance in the Tour Down Under this month.
Diabetes is a rapidly rising epidemic in America, riding the rising obesity's rates coattails to a very serious issue in today's society.
Better coattails could not be had in 2008 - at any price.
On Barbour's coattails, Republican state senator Mike Chaney was elected Insurance Commissioner, defeating former state Chief Fiscal Officer Gary Anderson, a Democrat.
The stock continued to ride the coattails of a March 20 analyst upgrade report based on earnings growth projections for fiscal 2007 and its position as a strong takeover candidate.
Of course, the workers' families ride the workers' coattails to citizenship, meaning that it is almost assured that in excess of three million illegal immigrants would be rewarded with citizenship.