ride the coattails

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ride the coattails (of)

  1. (idiomatic) To succeed by virtue of association (with)
    • 2010, Robin Speziale, Lessons from the Successful Investor, page 53:
      Further, some investors ride the coattails of investor giants, such as Warren Buffett, meaning they would frequently invest in the stocks Buffet invested in.