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hold someone's coat

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hold someone's coat

verb phrase

To stand back and let others fight: A lot of people are willing to hold our coats and let those 200,000 soldiers in the Persian Gulf go to war (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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