Meaning of “on the back of sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"on the back of sb/sth" in British English

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on the back of sb/sth

by using or taking advantage of someone or something else:

They have carried on their business operations by riding on the back of established firms.

(Definition of “on the back of sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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