at someone's heels

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Definition of at someone's heels

: 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.

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“At someone's heels.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20someone%27s%20heels. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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