follow in someone's footsteps

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of follow in someone's footsteps

: to do the same things that another person has done before
  • She followed in her father's footsteps by becoming a doctor.

Word by Word Definitions

follow play
  1. : to go, proceed, or come after

  2. : to engage in as a calling or way of life : pursue

  3. : to walk or proceed along

  1. : the act or process of following

  2. : forward spin given to a ball by striking it above center — compare draw, english

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

footstep play footsteps
  1. : the mark of the foot : track

  2. : tread

  3. : distance covered by a step : pace


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