hot on the heels of

hot on the heels of (someone or something)

1. Following close behind someone or something. Look, the cops are hot on the heels of the bank robbers! The new revelation comes hot on the heels of the previous scandal.
2. Close to overtaking a competitor. The one-time underdog is hot on the heels of the leading candidate.
See also: heel, hot, of, on

hot on the heels of

following closely.
See also: heel, hot, of, on
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His exit - following hot on the heels of Luis Suarez's PS75million move to Barcelona and Iago Aspas' loan switch to Sevilla - leaves Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert as the club's only frontline strikers.
a The news of Aston's new girlfriend comes hot on the heels of the boys making their return to the spotlight after taking a well-deserved break.
pounds SS SSE are foreca SSE are forecast a 14% rise in profits And it's hot on the heels of British Gas's warning on Friday that prices will only go one way - up.
YOUSEF is back in the region again following hot on the heels of Erick
Today's announcement follows hot on the heels of the FreeBalance Investors' Choice Award as top emerging growth company at VentureFair 2002 held in Toronto on March 6th.
Yousef is back in the region again following hot on the heels of Erick Morillo who once again proved that he is one of the biggest DJ draws around in the North-East.