sit on (one's) tail

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sit on (one's) tail

To follow close behind one, especially in a car. Why is this guy sitting on my tail when I'm already going over the speed limit? I sat on his tail for nearly 30 minutes before I finally had a chance to pass him.
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sit on someone's tail

drive extremely close behind another vehicle, typically while waiting for a chance to overtake.
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If you are prone to swerving in and out of traffic, sitting on somebody's tail flashing your lights or generally being an idiot on the road, don't do it if your vehicle is emblazoned with the name and contact details of your employers.