Definition of at someone's heels
- 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.
: some person : somebody
: the back of the human foot below the ankle and behind the arch
: the part of the hind limb of other vertebrates that is similar in structure to the human heel
: an anatomical structure suggestive of the human heel
: to furnish (a boot, a shoe, etc.) with a solid attachment forming the part of the sole that is under the back of the foot : to attach a heel (see 1heel 4b) to
: to supply especially with money or information
: to exert pressure on, propel, or strike (someone or something) with the back part of the foot
: to lean to one side : tip
: to cause (a boat) tolean to one side
: a tilt (as of a boat) to one side
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