Meaning of 尻馬に乗る in Japanese

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尻馬 shiriuma ni 乗る noru

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Definition of 尻馬に乗る

  1. (exp, v5r) to follow suit; to imitate or follow someone blindly

    アメリカの尻馬に乗るなというセリフに正面から反論するのが、どれほどしんどいことだったことか。
    Just how tiresome was it to argue straight against the phrase "Don't blindly follow America's lead!"

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