follow in (one's) footsteps(redirected from following in their footsteps)
follow in (one's) footsteps
To pursue something that someone else (often a family member) has already done. My father was an engineer, and I plan to follow in his footsteps and study engineering in college. I am following in my sister's footsteps and joining her old sorority.
follow in (someone's) footsteps
To carry on the behavior, work, or tradition of.