I came across this phrase in one the songs by coldplay which says "coming up tails".
I imagine it's like "chasing up tails", but i'd like to be sure.
Thanks a bunch!
Just a guess . . .
This might refer to tossing a coin. One side is "heads," the other "tails". A person bets on which side it will land.
Someone who keeps coming up "tails" is not winning any bets, can't change his luck, or may be in a rut.
(Song lyrics are often difficult to figure out. )