on (one's) trail

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on (one's) trail

Following, pursuing, or tracking one. The cops are on our trail—we have to lose them in the woods. A: "And what about the accountant who stole that money from us?" B: "I'm on his trail, sir."
See also: on, trail
References in classic literature ?
We had struck this deserted cabin after a hard day on trail. The dogs had been fed, the supper dishes washed, the beds made, and we were now enjoying that most delicious hour that comes each day, and but once each day, on the Alaskan trail, the hour when nothing intervenes between the tired body and bed save the smoking of the evening pipe.
Many people on trail. Many people chop down trees and make boats.
Sometimes, on trail, she makes practice with revolver.