coattail coattail  /ˈkoʊtT ˌeɪl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist

News

  • 'Big Brother 15': Poppy Montgomery's 'Unforgettable' Have Not competition

    Time for the latest "Big Brother 15" episode, where we find out who Aaryn decides to target with her Head of Household nominations. Who's excited?Post HOHAaryn is on top of the world with her rags-to-riches story, and so is coattail-rider GinaMarie. Helen thinks Aaryn will honor the deal of nominating Howard and Spencer. Who are not happy? Elissa and Candice. But at least they probably won't be ...
    on July 29, 2013     Source: Zap2It

Quotes

  1. "President Bush is not popular like he was in the 2004 elections," Democrat Hill said in an interview, referring to the year he lost his seat to Sodrel. "There's not going to be the coattail effect."
    on Oct 20, 2006 By: Baron Hill Source: USA Today

  2. State Democratic Party Chairman Jonathan Miller said there would be a "huge coattail effect" in this year's election.
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Jonathan Miller Source: Kentucky.com

  3. "I'm extremely proud of the players who have come to our program because a lot of them, rather than choosing to go somewhere and riding on the coattail of someone else's success, they chose to be a part of building something," Croom said....
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Sylvester Croom Source: The Decatur Daily

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