Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
663. to ride someone’s coattails 誰かの人気にあやかる、便乗する
- this means to use our connections with someone who is successful in order to achieve success yourself, often with little or reduced effort
1. He rode the coattails of his brother’s success and is now a professional TV director.
2. Not everyone can ride the coattails of their parents to fame and fortune.