come/follow close/hard/hot on something's heels

idiom

: to happen very soon afterward
Her decision drew much criticism, and so did the explanation that followed hard on its heels.

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“Come/follow close/hard/hot on something's heels.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%2Ffollow%20close%2Fhard%2Fhot%20on%20something%27s%20heels. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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