What is another word for coat-tails?

Pronunciation: [kˈə͡ʊttˈe͡ɪlz] (IPA)

Coat-tails are often thought of as the flaps of fabric at the back of a man's coat, but the term has also taken on a figurative meaning in everyday language. It's used to describe someone who is trying to take advantage of another person's success or position. Some synonyms for "coat-tails" include leech, hanger-on, opportunist, parasite, and sycophant. These words all describe a person who is using someone else's position or power to their own advantage. Other similar terms include mooch, freeloader, and tagalong. These words all describe someone who is trying to benefit from someone else's success or status, often without making any real contribution of their own.

What are the hypernyms for Coat-tails?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Coat-tails

  • You should see me dance the Polka, You should see me cover the ground, You should see my coat-tails flying, As I jump my partner round; When the band commences playing, My feet begin to go, For a rollicking romping Polka Is the jolliest fun I know.
    George Grossmith

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