hot on the heels of (someone or something)

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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