coat-trail|ing «KOHT TRAY lihng», noun, adjective. British.
provocative conduct; provocation: »

The singling out of the Prime Minister [for a vote of censure] is calculated coat-trailing (London Times).

provoking; provocative: »

There is some indignation about a coat-trailing newspaper report that the occasion was being slighted by official disregard (Manchester Guardian Weekly).

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