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Deliberately provoke a quarrel or fight.
- ‘It would be an understatement to say that he trailed his coat in front of the House of Lords.’
- ‘We asked teachers all over the UK for their views and trailed our coats at innumerable meetings.’
- ‘She also trailed her coat in relation to an entirely new point in respect of which she wished to reserve her position, but which she did not argue before me.’
- ‘Not only has he chanced his hand, but he has sometimes trailed his coat.’
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