follow in someone's footsteps

Definition of follow in someone's footsteps

  1. :  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

  1. :  to go, proceed, or come after

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

    :  to walk or proceed along

  1. :  the act or process of following

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

  1. :  some person :  somebody

footstepplay footsteps
  1. :  the mark of the foot :  track

    :  tread

    :  distance covered by a step :  pace

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