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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.
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coattails

[ˈkəʊtteɪlz] NPLfaldón msing
to ride on sb's coattailssalir adelante gracias al favor de algn, lograr el éxito a la sombra de algn
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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.
Mary Walker and other reformers have done with their coattails in our own day -- an evidence that revolutions sometimes go backward.
Hanwood are on the coattails of the top three and, after a big win over Wrockwardine Wood last week, go to St Georges tomorrow.
Does he really think we will forget 800 years of bloody history and 100 years of independence and grab the coattails of Britain as they head into the abyss?
During the midterm elections, his Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party mates failed to ride on the coattails of his resounding victory, winning only three councilor seats despite sweeping the city's top posts.
Anyone would think the Brits are jealous of Ireland's worldwide popularity and want to ride on our coattails.
"Jordyn has been trying to show the world that she isn't riding on the Jenner-Kardashian coattails any longer," another insider explained to Us, "and that she's doing her own thing and living her life comfortably." (ANI)
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