on the scent of

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Definition of on the scent of

: following (an animal or person) by sensing the animal's or person's smell The dogs was on the scent of a fox. often used figurativelyThe reporter was on the scent of a big story.

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“On the scent of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20scent%20of. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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