in hot/close pursuit

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Definition of in hot/close pursuit

: following very closely behind A car raced past us with the police in hot/close pursuit.

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“In hot/close pursuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20hot%2Fclose%20pursuit. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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