Dogging his footsteps - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
References in classic literature
He sometimes thought that Svidrigailov was dogging his footsteps
But emotionally and mentally, you are still dogging his footsteps
And no sign of photographers with long lenses or acid-penned journalists dogging his footsteps
There are tough aspects dogging his footsteps
for the next two months, after which he has a clearer run of it.