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Definition of Coattails

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rear flap of a man's coat or tuxedo
Coattails Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist
(hypernym) flap
(part-holonym) coat
Coattails Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The coattail effect is the tendency for a popular political party leader to attract votes for other candidates of the same party in an election. For example, in the United States, the party of a victorious presidential candidate will often win many seats in Congress as well; these Members of Congress are voted into office “on the coattails” of the president.

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