upon the heels of

upon the heels of

Soon after. It's no surprise that a recession has come upon the heels of the stock market crash. I've been sick all month—one illness just follows upon the heels of another!
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Two shouts rang out, one close upon the heels of the other:
Finding him at his camp in Green River valley, he immediately furnished himself with the supplies; put himself at the head of the free trappers and Delawares, and set off with all speed, determined to follow hard upon the heels of Fitzpatrick and Bridger.
A second burst upon the heels of the first alternately laughing and shrieking as a madman.
For some time he found one disappointment following upon the heels of another in quick succession.
The beast behind him was gaining upon him, crowding him perilously close upon the heels of the beast in front.
At times he shocked them with the vividness of the narrative and his terms of speech, but beauty always followed fast upon the heels of violence, and tragedy was relieved by humor, by interpretations of the strange twists and quirks of sailors' minds.
Silicone is foretold to tread upon the heels of porcelain vis-a-vis revenue growth.
The men segment could tread upon the heels of the women segment of the global apparel accessories market in terms of share.
In terms of market share, Europe could tread upon the heels of North America.
With its wide and interdisciplinary variety of topics, Dantean Dialogues offers reflections on different aspects of Dante's oeuvres upon the heels of Iannucci's studies, a fitting "legacy" of his critical voice and contributions to the study of Dante.
This latest international honour came upon the heels of Malala becoming the youngest Nobel laureate just a fortnight ago.
And at Symphony Hall the Leeds-based Opera North will bring its latest Wagnerian triumph down to Birmingham, The Flying Dutchman following upon the heels of its wonderful Ring cycle which we have relished year by year.
As hope quickly follows upon the heels of despair, Li finds her latest case will challenge not only her values in life and her acceptance of past events, but the hope and fears she holds for her future.
"Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure: Married in haste, we may repent at leisure." That was William Congreve in his comedy of manners The Old Batchelour, 1693.
Her prominence within the sport is extremely timely, coming as it does upon the heels of the royal wedding.