hot on the heels of
hot on the heels of (someone or something)
1. Following closely behind someone or something. Look, the cops are hot on the heels of the bank robbers!
2. Close to defeating or overtaking a competitor. The young politician is hot on the heels of the leading candidate. The underdogs have been hard on the heels of the returning champions for the entire second half.
3. Happening very soon after something else. The new revelation comes hot on the heels of the previous scandal.
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hot on the heels offollowing closely.
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