coat tail

coat tail

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • coat-tail — ► NOUN ▪ each of the flaps formed by the back of a tailcoat. ● on someone s coat tails Cf. ↑on someone s coat tails …   English terms dictionary

  • coat tail — See: ON ONE S COAT TAILS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • coat·tail — /ˈkoʊtˌteıl/ noun, pl tails 1 [count] : a long piece of cloth that hangs down at the back of a man s formal coat usually plural He caught his coattails in the door. 2 coattails [plural] : the help or influence of another person s work, ideas, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coat\ tail — See: on one s coattails …   Словарь американских идиом

  • coat-tail — noun each of the flaps formed by the back of a tailcoat …   English new terms dictionary

  • coat|tail — …   Useful english dictionary

  • coat-tail — …   Useful english dictionary

  • tail coat — noun formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men • Syn: ↑dress suit, ↑full dress, ↑tailcoat, ↑tails, ↑white tie, ↑white tie and tails • Hypernyms: ↑formalwear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tail — [[t]te͟ɪl[/t]] ♦♦♦ tails, tailing, tailed 1) N COUNT The tail of an animal, bird, or fish is the part extending beyond the end of its body. The cattle were swinging their tails to disperse the flies. ...a black dog with a long tail. Derived words …   English dictionary

  • coat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. cover, crust; plaster, paint, varnish, glaze; plate; protect. n. jacket, overcoat, ulster, sack, cutaway, tunic; coating; tegument, shell, envelope, skin, peel, rind, surface, cover. See clothing,… …   English dictionary for students

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