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 sometimes thought that Svidrigailov was dogging his footsteps.
But emotionally and mentally, you are still dogging his footsteps.
There are tough aspects dogging his footsteps for the next two months, after which he has a clearer run of it.