in pursuit of

in pursuit of (someone or something)

Following or chasing someone or something. I called the police, and now they're in pursuit of the burglar.
See also: of, pursuit
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in pursuit of something

chasing after something. Bill spends most of his time in pursuit of money. Every year Bob goes into the countryside in pursuit of butterflies.
See also: of, pursuit
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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