They aren't eager young design students hoping to score someone's extra invitation or sneak in on a kindly editor's coattails.
Because I left to create a name for myself–and not to ride on any of her coattails.
On the other, if he squeaks out a victory in a GOP wave year, Republicans may be skeptical that he has coattails.
The numbers will ride, as it were, on the coattails of the vision.
If McDonnell wins big,” Sabato stated, “Cuccinelli gets in on his coattails.
All I ask is a block's start an' some wan holdin' th' polisman's coattails.
Anyhow, Denboro won't hang onto his coattails to hold him back.
He bustled off in the direction taken by Mr Miller, his coattails flying behind him.
A marriage,—yes; but Frank has only just got into coattails!
He came towards them at an amble, scratching actively behind his 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)