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 ?
So she took to dogging their footsteps wherever they went, attended their uprisings and their lyings down, engaged them, if she could, in intelligent conversation, went with them into the garden to study their ways when they were sleighing, drawn by a big dog, and generally made their lives a burden to them.
It follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition, dogging their footsteps from an aerial perspective.
Once Frodo and Sam are in Mordor, Gollum, still desperately dogging their footsteps, helps them again by deliberately throwing Sauron's trackers off their trail.