dog (one's) footsteps

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dog (one's) footsteps

To appear to follow or accompany one wherever they go. It's a shame, but tragedy has been dogging her footsteps for years.
See also: dog, footstep

dog somebody’s ˈfootsteps

(of a problem or bad luck) seem to follow somebody everywhere: Bad luck seems to have dogged our footsteps from the beginning.
See also: dog, footstep
References in classic literature ?
He smiled so very pleasantly as he communed with himself after this manner, that a beggar was emboldened to follow for alms, and to dog his footsteps for some distance.
Although he has millions of female fans, lives in Los Angeles and the paparazzi dog his footsteps, it would be hard to find a young man less interested in embracing stardom than Pattinson.
But those early footballing memories dog his footsteps.
McClair's sense of optimism was heightened for life that afternoon in Paisley and pessimism won't dog his footsteps this weekend when Celtic go to Kilmarnock while Rangers take on Dunfermline at Ibrox.
Protesters threatened to dog his footsteps and badger him on his doorstep at home, at public engagements and his surgeries.