hot on the heels of

hot on the heels of (someone or something)

1. Following close behind someone or something. Look, the cops are hot on the heels of the bank robbers! The new revelation comes hot on the heels of the previous scandal.
2. Close to overtaking a competitor. The one-time underdog is hot on the heels of the leading candidate.
See also: heel, hot, of, on

hot on the heels of

following closely.
See also: heel, hot, of, on
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A Hot on the heels of Love Island, it's no wonder you are on the lookout for a stylish pair.
His exit - following hot on the heels of Luis Suarez's PS75million move to Barcelona and Iago Aspas' loan switch to Sevilla - leaves Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert as the club's only frontline strikers.
Summary: DUBAI - Dubai police on Thursday showed off a new Ferrari they will use to patrol the city state, hot on the heels of a Lamborghini which joined the fleet earlier.
a The news of Aston's new girlfriend comes hot on the heels of the boys making their return to the spotlight after taking a well-deserved break.
YOUSEF is back in the region again following hot on the heels of Erick
The move was made hot on the heels of Cleo, Inc., a division of Gibson Greeting Corp., and Just Toys, Inc., two toy-related companies which have also recently relocated away from 200 Fifth Avenue.
pounds SS SSE are foreca SSE are forecast a 14% rise in profits And it's hot on the heels of British Gas's warning on Friday that prices will only go one way - up.