hot on somebody's/something's tracks/trail

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hot on (one's) tracks

In close pursuit of someone who is running away or trying to avoid capture. We flew through the town in the stolen car, the cops are hot on our tracks. The story opens with a team of international hackers making their way to Brussels, with Interpol hot on their tracks.
See also: hot, on, track

hot on (one's) trail

In close pursuit of someone who is running away or trying to avoid capture. We flew through the town in the stolen car, the cops are hot on our trail. The story opens with a team of international hackers making their way to Brussels, with Interpol hot on their trail.
See also: hot, on, trail

hot on somebody’s/something’s ˈtracks/ˈtrail

(informal) close to catching or finding the person or thing that you have been chasing or searching for: The burglar ran away, with the police hot on his trail.
See also: hot, on, track, trail