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on the coattails of

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  • on the coattails of — coattails coattails n. pl. [fig.] the influence of another person; the effect of association with another person; as, he was elected to office on the president s coattails. [PJC] {on the coattails of} (a) helped by association with another person …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the coattails — adverb immediately following or undeservedly benefiting from the CEO resigned on the coattails of the scandal he was elected on his predecessor s coattails • Syn: ↑one one s coattails …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the coattails of — idi immediately after or as a direct result of …   From formal English to slang

  • coattails — n. pl. [fig.] the influence of another person; the effect of association with another person; as, he was elected to office on the president s coattails. [PJC] {on the coattails of} (a) helped by association with another person. See {coattails}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coattails effect — noun (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election • Topics: ↑politics, ↑political science, ↑government •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Killers (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = The Killers Img capt = The Killers in concert in 2006. From left to right: Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (back), Brandon Flowers, and Mark Stoermer. Background = group or band Origin = Las Vegas, Nevada, United… …   Wikipedia

  • The Take (TV series) — The Take TheTakeSky1.jpg Format Drama Directed by David Drury Starring Tom Hardy, Brian Cox, Shaun Evans, Kierston Wareing, Charlotte Riley …   Wikipedia

  • coattails — coat|tails [ˈkəut teılz US ˈkout ] n [plural] 1.) if you achieve something on someone s coattails, you achieve it because of the other person s power or success on sb s coattails ▪ A number of Republican congressmen were elected on Bush s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coattails — noun (plural) 1 (ride/hang) on sb s coattails if you achieve something on someone s coattails, you achieve it with the help or influence of someone powerful: A number of Republican congressmen were elected on Reagan s coattails. 2 the cloth at… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Colbert Report — Seriendaten Originaltitel The Colbert Report Produktionsland Vereinigte Staaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coattails — coat|tails [ kout,teılz ] noun plural the two long pieces that form the bottom part of the back of a man s formal jacket on someone s coattails using someone else s success to get an advantage for yourself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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