For far too long, we have been coasting on a moral authority to which we long ago lost any clear title.
So politically, Obama is going to have to spend 2010 doing what Reagan suggested: coasting.
Tom Tancredo, coasting on the powerhouse American Constitution Party ticket, gave Democrats and Republicans a real scare.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback should be coasting to re-election this fall.
In 1992, after the early stumbles, Bill was coasting to the nomination as winter surrendered to spring.
The Dunbar fiend is inseparable from Australian coasting steamers.
The policy of excluding the coasting trade from the measure he also condemned.
References to the sea seemed to prove that a coasting trade existed.
It is even to be met with in the tiny cabin of a coasting vessel.
But it's clear as a bell and no wind to speak of, and the captains of the coasting vessels know every inch of the way.
"margin of the land," early 14c.; earlier "rib as a part of the body" (early 12c.), from Old French coste "rib, side, flank; slope, incline;" later "coast, shore" (12c., Modern French côte), from Latin costa "a rib," perhaps related to a root word for "bone" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kosti "bone," also see osseous).
Latin costa developed a secondary sense in Medieval Latin of "the shore," via notion of the "side" of the land, as well as "side of a hill," and this passed into Romanic (e.g. Italian costa "coast, side," Spanish cuesta "slope," costa "coast"), but only in the Germanic languages that borrowed it is it fully specialized in this sense (e.g. Dutch kust, Swedish kust, German Küste, Danish kyst). French also used this word for "hillside, slope," which led to verb meaning "sled downhill," first attested 1775 in American English. Expression the coast is clear (16c.) is an image of landing on a shore unguarded by enemies.
late 14c., "to skirt, to go around the sides, to go along the border" of something (as a ship does the coastline), from Anglo-French costien, from the French source of coast (n.). The meaning "sled downhill," first attested 1775 in American English, is a separate borrowing. Of motor vehicles, "to move without thrust from the engine," by 1925; figurative use, of persons, "not to exert oneself," by 1934. Related: Coasted; coasting.
Effortless result; smooth ride: The flip side gave us a coast
The Pacific coast, esp California, or the Atlantic coast (1870s+)