follow in footsteps
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Related to follow in footsteps: taken for granted, come off, out of commission, in line with, put on hold, overstay my welcome
follow in (one's) footsteps
To pursue something that someone else (often a family member) has already done. My father was an engineer, and I plan to follow in his footsteps and study engineering in college. I am following in my sister's footsteps and joining her old sorority.
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follow in (someone's) footsteps
To carry on the behavior, work, or tradition of.
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