Because I left to create a name for myself–and not to ride on any of her coattails.
The numbers will ride, as it were, on the coattails of the vision.
They aren't eager young design students hoping to score someone's extra invitation or sneak in on a kindly editor's coattails.
also coat-tail, c.1600, from coat (n.) + tail (n.). In 17c., to do something on one's own coattail meant "at one's own expense. Meaning "power of one person," especially in politics, is from 1848 (in a Congressional speech by Abraham Lincoln, in reference to Andrew Jackson); expression riding (someone's) coattails into political office is from 1949.
Based on another person's achievement or quality; derivative: But the Sephardim are not likely to remain contented with coattail power for long
To keep the same musical tempo: You're still keeping the same time. We called it coattailing (1950s+ Musicians)