on the coattails

ADVERB
  1. immediately following or undeservedly benefiting from
    he was elected on his predecessor's coattails
    the CEO resigned on the coattails of the scandal
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How To Use on the coattails In A Sentence

  • Geez, is this a great company or one riding on the coattails of others generosity? Scripting News for 12/23/2006 « Scripting News Annex
  • he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election
  • the CEO resigned on the coattails of the scandal
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