on the scent of

idiom

: 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 figuratively
The 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 30 Nov. 2022.

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