follow in footsteps
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Related to follow in footsteps: taken for granted, come off, out of commission, in line with, put on hold, overstay my welcome
follow in somebody's/something's footstepsalso follow in the footsteps of somebody/something
to do something that was done before My mother told us never to follow in her footsteps, that we should always try to do better. The company is following in the footsteps of other great research organizations.
follow in somebody's footsteps
to do the same job or the same things in your life as someone else, especially a member of your family He followed in his father's footsteps and went into the army.
follow in (someone's) footsteps
To carry on the behavior, work, or tradition of.