on the heels of
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- In close pursuit of.
- The policeman was right on the heels of the little dog when he tripped.
- Closely following.
- New Years is on the heels of Christmas.
- 2012, The Economist, Oct 13th 2012, Pakistan’s politics: The peace and love tour
- As it happened, the shooting came on the heels of a two-day “peace march” against American drone aircraft targeting suspected Islamist militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas close to the border with Afghanistan.
in close pursuit of