coattail definition

  • noun:
    • The free straight back part of a coat that hangs below the waist.
    • The dresses of a formal or dress coating.
    • The flap at the back of a coat that hangs straight down, sometimes underneath the waistline.
    • Success of a figure, organization or motion that transfers to those that associate with it.
    • the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist.
    • the loose straight back flap of a coat that hangs below the waistline
  • idiom:
    • on coattails of because of the success of another: elected to company on the coattails of a well known governor.
    • regarding coattails of rigtht after or as a result of: resigned on coattails associated with scandal.

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