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 ?
If this young lord does dog your footsteps, and whisper his drivelling inanities in your ears, what of it?
But spookier still are the dark figures that dart unexpectedly from the shadows, dog your footsteps and talk in low slow tones, their grim faces pressed close to yours.