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at someone's heels

Definition of at someone's heels

  1. :  following someone very closely <The dog was right at my heels.> <He once had a big lead in the campaign, but now the other candidates are at his heels.>



Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

heelplay heels
  1. :  the back of the human foot below the ankle and behind the arch

    :  the part of the hind limb of other vertebrates that is homologous with the human heel

    :  an anatomical structure suggestive of the human heel

  1. :  to furnish with a heel

    :  to supply especially with money

    :  to exert pressure on, propel, or strike with the heel

  1. :  to lean to one side :  tip

    :  to lean temporarily (as from the action of wind or waves) — compare list

    :  to cause (a boat) to heel

  1. :  a tilt (as of a boat) to one side

    :  the extent of such a tilt


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