come/follow close/hard/hot on the heels of (something)

idiom

: to happen very soon afterward
Her second movie followed close on the heels of her successful film debut.
His resignation comes hard on the heels of the announcement that the company is going bankrupt.

Examples of come/follow close/hard/hot on the heels of (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The filmmaker luncheon will follow hot on the heels of Universal and Focus Features’ studio presentation on Wednesday at which the companies will present their upcoming slates. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2024 Kim's bikini snaps come hot on the heels of her recent girls’ night during New York Fashion Week alongside Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Lauren Sánchez and Lorraine Schwartz. Clare Fisher, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Such deliberations come hot on the heels of another listing from L Catterton, which is no stranger to launching in an otherwise muted market. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 1 Aug. 2023 This role belongs to the i5 M, which won't bow before 2026 as a widebody four-door, four-motor 1136-hp crackerjack due to follow hot on the heels of the 1000-hp all-electric M4 replacement. Georg Kacher, Car and Driver, 16 Feb. 2023 Too often, unsolicited advice from colleagues and assumptions about one’s career trajectory follow hot on the heels of an announcement. Cassie Shortsleeve, Quartz, 23 Mar. 2022 These numbers come hot on the heels of a booming August (75% year-over-year increase for that price range) and a truly unprecedented July in which a staggering 23 new contracts were signed in that range—a 1,050% year-over-year increase. James Tarmy, Bloomberg.com, 7 Oct. 2020 The findings come hot on the heels of a landmark trio of studies last week that used ancient DNA to chart waves of human migration across the Eurasian steppes. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 17 May 2018 Beijing 2022 will come close on the heels of a Tokyo Games in which China’s Olympic team turned in a strong performance, winning 38 golds, just one behind the U.S. for the top spot. Chao Deng, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2021

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come/follow close/hard/hot on the heels of (something)

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“Come/follow close/hard/hot on the heels of (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%2Ffollow%20close%2Fhard%2Fhot%20on%20the%20heels%20of%20%28something%29. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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