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It's like when someone imitates someone else or does something cool after someone else already made it cool, basically saying someone is "riding the coat tails" of the person before them.
I did that already, gj coattails. Fucko.
by STFU April 02, 2003
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A parasitic person who claims other's social, political or military success as their own
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton played coat-tails to each other.
by sexydimma June 25, 2017
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