follow (someone or something) around

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follow (someone or something) around

To move or follow close behind someone or something, often in an annoying way. I'm a preschool teacher, so I've had toddlers following me around all day. The interior designer can't get any work done with your puppy constantly following her around!
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But these laudable aims are systematically undermined by the current disclosure regime; mistakes made as a teenager can follow someone around for decades and create a barrier to rehabilitation, as well as profound problems with access to employment and education."
"You get on your bike and follow someone around the city, around the hills, and you have a good time riding with people on Thursdays,'' said Mark Leighton.
I've heard a lot of stories about haunted houses and other places, but can a ghost really follow someone around?
When I lecture college students on creativity, I recommend they use awards books as a resource -- not to follow someone around the creative track, but as a warm-up lap for their own run at creative excellence.