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 ?
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.
It was November, and my guardian was standing before his fire leaning his back against the chimney-piece, with his hands under his coattails.
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's neither kosher nor healthy, which is kind of fitting, considering Hanukkah's rise to prominence on Christmas's coattails.
Raw-edge denim jacket by Mother, $275; CoatTails, 111 W.
The above poll is based on the page C10 report, "Women players ride on men's coattails - Indian Wells CEO", published in the Sport section of Gulf News on March 22.
SIR - Many of the advocates of Wales leaving the EU on the coattails of England have stated that the loss of financial support which we receive from Europe would be made up by the suitable proportion of the money saved from Britain not paying its contribution to the EU.
In Division Four, I fancy Wexford and Louth to come up, with Antrim and Wicklow on their coattails.
The former Cleveland Ballet was a great institution, and I am not in any way trying to replace or ride on the coattails of it," says Guadalupe.
City now find themselves fourth in the Premier League table after spending much of the season on Chelsea's coattails at the summit.
Bilawal's statement came on the coattails of Altaf's announcement to stage a PTIlike sitin for the sake of safeguarding democracy.