Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural the influence of another person; the effect of association with another person.
  • noun plural caused by, or immediately following (an event).

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  • noun Plural form of coattail.

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Examples

  • All us Volunteers are really ashamed of Ashley ... she needs to sell her house in Williamson County and move to Hollyweird where she belongs ... why anyone would even listen to this moron who has done nothing but ride to fame on her mom and sister's coattails is beyond me.

    Update: Sarah Palin Vs.

  • Trying to ride in on Reagan's coattails is a very bad idea!

    First on the Ticker: Romney to speak at Reagan Ranch

  • All us Volunteers are really ashamed of Ashley ... she needs to sell her house in Williamson County and move to Hollyweird where she belongs ... why anyone would even listen to this moron who has done nothing but ride to fame on her mom and sister's coattails is beyond me.

    Update: Sarah Palin Vs.

  • Obama's ability to raise money, broaden the electoral map and have progressive coattails is something to get excited about ... at least for those of us who can feel inspired by politicians who fail to become revolutionary prophets of nonviolence and economic justice.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Obama's ability to raise money, broaden the electoral map and have progressive coattails is something to get excited about ... at least for those of us who can feel inspired by politicians who fail to become revolutionary prophets of nonviolence and economic justice.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The Coordinated Campaign is responsible for coordinating all the Democratic campaigns, and helping bring any coattails from the statewide ticket down to other Democrats.

    Weenies of the Year

  • The Coordinated Campaign is responsible for coordinating all the Democratic campaigns, and helping bring any coattails from the statewide ticket down to other Democrats.

    Not Larry Sabato:

  • And if you think that some big pharmaceutical company is going to ride WCG’s public-domain coattails toward it’s own patented medicine, you can always switch to SETI@HOME and use your computer to search for ET … and I can’t think of any patents that could come from that unless ET shares his ‘anti-gravity’ device with us.

    Join the Hunt for Super-Rice - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • But, since riding on their coattails is no longer an option, I’m going to try my hand at an art history lesson of my own.

    Medpundit

  • But, since riding on their coattails is no longer an option, I’m going to try my hand at an art history lesson of my own.

    Archive 2003-04-01

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