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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!
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Broad originally started his career as an opening batsman, following in the footsteps of his father, the former England opener and current ICC match referee, Chris Broad.
she will be following in the footsteps of fellow 'battleaxe' Christine Hamilton.