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English definition of “coat-tails”

coat-tails

noun [plural]     /ˈkəʊt.teɪlz/ US  /ˈkoʊt-/
the long divided pieces of cloth that hang down from the back of an old-fashioned, formal type of man's jacket → See also tailcoatCoats, jackets and cloaks
(Definition of coat-tails noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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