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Profiting from someone else's success, esp in a decisive election: when all these rube politicians come riding in on Reagan's coattails
[1909+; Abraham Lincoln used under that coattail in the same sense in 1848, referring to the winning influence of Andrew Jackson]
Based on another person's achievement or quality; derivative: But the Sephardim are not likely to remain contented with coattail power for longverb
To keep the same musical tempo: You're still keeping the same time. We called it coattailing (1950s+ Musicians)Related Terms