Dogging our 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
Presently, with two great bears dogging our footsteps
we entered a dense fog,
In the homely Alpine villages or in the lonely mountain passes, I could tell by his quick glancing eyes and his sharp scrutiny of every face that passed us, that he was well convinced that, walk where we would, we could not walk ourselves clear of the danger which was dogging our footsteps