10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRAIL ONE'S COAT»
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The Chambers Dictionary
... oneself, and not by one's own merit; trail one's coat (tails) (orig Ir) to be
aggressive, pick a quarrel (n coat -trailing i; turn one's coat to change one's
principles, or to turn from one party to another. [OFr cole (Fr cone), from LL coitus,
cotta a tunic ...
Comprehensive English-Hindi dictionary:
... I To trail one's coat-tails, to seek to pick quarrel with somebody T3Rft ^ "fa I To
dust one's coat, to beat somebody T3RTt ^TR^I *TT tftz^T, H^d dl<*HI I To change
one's coat, to change one's opinion, to turn one's support, to desert faciei q^tf-ii, ...
Bholānātha Tivārī, Amaranātha Kapūra, Viśvaprakāśa Gupta, 1998
General Knowledge of English Literature
To trail one's coat—to provoke a fight. To be a turncoat/to turn one'scoat—to
change sides ina dispute, tobetray one's principles. To ride on/hang on
someone's coattails—to advance one's own career by associating with someone
who is ...
An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
Coat of arms (mait) represent F. cotte d'armes, orig. coat with her. device worn
over armour, and cotte de mailles (see mail1). To trail one's coat, i.e. invite
anyone who wants trouhle to tread on the tail of it, is a reminiscence of
America Right Or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism ...
However, it is useful in this context to remember an eighteenth-century
expression, “to trail one's coat.” This meant deliberately to provoke a quarrel by
allowing your coat to trail along the ground so that another man would step on it,
Allied Chambers transliterated Hindi-Hindi-English dictionary
... to present in short; to say in brief, qissa mol lena few jftrT ^TT to get embroiled
in a quarrel or a dispute; to fasten quarrel upon; to pick a quarrel or an altercation
; to trail one's coat, qissa uthana feW33RT to start a fight; to start a long tale.
S. S. Parikh, D. F. Plukker, R. Veldhuijzen van Zanten, 1993
The Pleasures of Ignorance
And the surest way of becoming unique is to trail one's coat in the presence of
Death and challenge him to tread on the tail of it. Not that even the most daring
seeker after uniqueness fails to take numerous precautions for his safety. No man
Robert Lynd, 1stworld Library, 2005
They have had another baby; they will have very little money and will have to cut
their coat according to their cloth, ffefl XWi f — 4-SS7 ; fife If] trail one's coat &*
4fc4,at*?lfe-f,-« As we listened to the stranger's allegations we formed the opinion
Longman English-Chinese dictionary of English idioms
Infin] trail" one's coat" not fml, becoming rare to try to start a quarrel or argument (
with someone) SCft'jIIS-f-^SPIt: The young man was trailing his coat by making
such offensive remarks. [V] iI'NA7aftiS#nitt*£ turn" one's coat" old-fash to change
Glossary of Idioms, English-Hindi: Containing Idioms, ...
... (Change sides ; desert — Ox.) To cut one's coat according to the ^ Tff <T?TIf!&,
?TFft" tflT cloth (Live within one's means — Br.; adapt expenditure to resources—
Ox.) To dust one's coat or jacket . «. (Beat him— Ox.) **** **** To trail one's coat- ...