follow in someone's footsteps
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
: some person : somebody
: the mark of the foot : track
: distance covered by a step : pace
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