follow in the footsteps of

follow in the footsteps of

To pursue something that someone else (often a family member) has already done. I plan to follow in the footsteps of my father and study engineering in college. We are following in the footsteps of all the members of the sorority that came before us!
See also: follow, footstep, of
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It is something Strachan is aware of and said: "These guys have had to follow in the footsteps of such as Hartson and Stilian Petrov.
Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird are set to follow in the footsteps of Tyco Preschool's Tickle Me Elmo and Sing & Snore Ernie, the most sought-after toys of the past two holiday seasons.