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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.
The church has used these methods of storytelling for about two years, following in the footsteps of other United Methodist churches.
she will be following in the footsteps of fellow 'battleaxe' Christine Hamilton.
Following in the footsteps of an older brother who made the McClure name synonymous with water polo and swimming dominance at Royal High, Tyler McClure is well on his way to establishing a successful identity of his own as a freshman with the Highlanders.
Royal High's Tyler McClure is following in the footsteps of his brother Justin.
Franks is following in the footsteps of Cervenka, one of the most dominant pitchers in region history and a Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta star for four years.