尻馬に乗る, しりうまにのる

  • shiriumaninoru

Definition of 尻馬に乗る,しりうまにのる

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ru' ending

  • to follow suit
  • to imitate or follow someone blindly

  • to ride on someone's back
  • to ride someone's coattails
  • to take advantage, e.g. of another's popularity

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buttocks, hips, butt, rear
horse
ride, power, multiplication, record, counter for vehicles, board, mount, join

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Examples of 尻馬に乗る,しりうまにのる in a Sentence

Just how tiresome was it to argue straight against the phrase "Don't blindly follow America's lead!"
自民党が小泉人気の尻馬に乗った。
The LDP rode on the wave of Koizumi's popularity

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