He loves to swaller a part of my coat-tail Sunday morning, when I am dressed up, and then return it to me in a moist condition.
An' I seed her touch his coat-tail, like as if she loved it, but didn't dast do no more.
The actor had his coat-tail stuck out behind, and was in a seeming flutter of feathered rage and pride.
His cap was back in his coat-tail, and he had become again the bluff and burly Briton.
Then he turns it lovingly over in his fat palm, makes a dexterous backward motion and slides it into his coat-tail pocket.
But Barstein drew back his own coat-tail from the attempted kiss.
Monsieur de la Roche-Noire did not finish his sentence, because his wife pulled his coat-tail so that she almost tore it.
It was this coat-tail which served as a suggestion to Mr. Scales's genius.
The tread of his foot is enough—the very swing of his coat-tail as he clears the corner.
But, upon a second search, he came upon something in the pocket of his coat-tail.
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)