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follow on after (someone or something)
1. To leave for a destination after someone else has already done so. I still have to finish cleaning up here, so you guys go on ahead, and I'll follow on after you.
2. To die after someone else has already died. Grandpa died first, and Grandma followed on after him about six month later.
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