Help with English

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Saint, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The expression is more commonly hang from [someone's] coattails.

    Basically, you're riding on someone else's success - metaphorically following very closely behind them as they move forward - close enough to hang from their coattails.
     
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  3. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Does it also mean take advantage of people?
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes.
     
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  7. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Why the word "island", the pronunciation does not have "s" sound?
     
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