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
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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
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He sometimes thought that Svidrigailov was dogging his footsteps. Svidrigailov had found out his secret and had had designs on Dounia.
But emotionally and mentally, you are still dogging his footsteps. You still see the little lost boy on the bus and you don't want him to have to deal with empty pockets and a load of bills, you'd like to hurl words like recession and pay cuts and job freeze out of the solar system.
Soon things will revert to normal, though, as Harry boy whines about the large media presence dogging his footsteps as he tries to get down to his farm duties.
And no sign of photographers with long lenses or acid-penned journalists dogging his footsteps. At least,not as far as heknows.
There are tough aspects dogging his footsteps for the next two months, after which he has a clearer run of it.
Would Abraham Lincoln be remembered as one of America's greatest presidents without melancholy dogging his footsteps? Would Winston Churchill have been the stalwart defender of Great Britain without the effects of his "Black Dog" depression?