in someone's or something's wake

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Definition of in someone's or something's wake

used to say what is left behind by someone or something He went from job to job, leaving a trail of broken promises in his wake.

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“In someone's or something's wake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20someone%27s%20or%20something%27s%20wake. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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