I need an alternate idiom for “Riding the coattails”.


Usage would be a blog title similar to:

Grow your apps by riding on the coattails of iOS 10 and Android Nougat launch

I wanted to use it in a summary without reusing the idiom “Riding the coattails”

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    Ride on X's shoulders? Be towed along in X's wake? Attach yourself to X's star? Climb on X's bandwagon? – StoneyB on hiatus Aug 4 '16 at 23:56
  • Why do you need an alternate idiom? What is the context where you plan to use it? Why don't you want to use the idiom "riding the coattails"? Give details! – herisson Aug 5 '16 at 6:53
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    There are idioms along the lines of "hitch your wagon to that". – Hot Licks Aug 5 '16 at 12:12
  • Phrase requests are out of scope, unless they are expert-level, particularly interesting, unique, and thought-provoking, and show effort and research. (more¹) (more²) (more³) – MetaEd Aug 5 '16 at 15:15

Drafting in their wake would be another.


To follow another cyclist (or motor vehicle) so closely that the leading vehicle takes the brunt of the wind resistance, and acts as a windbreak for the drafting cyclist.

Since air resistance is the major limitation on bicycle speed, many of the tactics used in bicycle racing are based on exploiting this effect. Sheldon

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