Coattail



[koht-teyl] /ˈkoʊtˌteɪl/

noun
1.
the back of the skirt on a man’s or jacket.
2.
one of the two back parts of the skirt of a coat, especially one of the on a .
adjective
3.
gained by association with another, especially with a successful or celebrated person:
coattail benefits.
Idioms
4.
on someone’s coattails, aided by association with another person:
The senator rode into office on the president’s coattails.
5.
on the coattails of, immediately after or as a result of:
His decline in popularity followed on the coattails of the scandal.

modifier

Based on another person’s achievement or quality; derivative: But the Sephardim are not likely to remain contented with coattail power for long

verb

To keep the same musical tempo: You’re still keeping the same time. We called it coattailing (1950s+ Musicians)

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