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Following closely after.‘he headed off with Sammy at his heels’
- ‘They come hard on the heels of a compliment from a spectator or another player.’
- ‘It follows on the heels of another decision to raise the economic output of the region up to the national average.’
- ‘The trainer was philosophical about his victory coming hard on the heels of his loss.’
- ‘This latest incident followed close on the heels of a robbery last week.’
- ‘Last week's announcement in Cork came hard on the heels of another important development in June.’
- ‘Disaster follows on the heels of calamity for the northernmost part of North America.’
- ‘This followed on the heels of a teacher who wrote a prayer for a student to give during an end of year banquet.’
- ‘These come hard on the heels of the revolt over foundation hospitals.’
- ‘The move follows hot on the heels of two other UK acquisitions by the company in recent weeks.’
- ‘The deal follows hot on the heels of last month's agreement for an exact twin company in Austria.’
- ‘Hard on the heels of this competition will follow the Spanish Open at the same location.’
- ‘The success of the first one had brought another on its heels.’
- ‘Hot on its heels is a seriously perturbed tortoise racing for the horizon in this Costa Rican forest.’
- ‘The move follows hard on the heels of an acquisition which has seen business gains in the west of Scotland.’
- ‘On the heels of the Crusades, a new attitude towards women began to manifest itself in Europe.’
- ‘Set to follow hot on the heels of leafy displays are the ultimate in chic garden greenery: green flowers.’
- ‘There it follows hard on the heels of introductions to the academic essay and the personal essay.’
- ‘The announcements come hard on the heels of the end of the strike on March 9.’
- ‘Following hard on the heels of the German jazz group is an Indian jazz pianist.’
- ‘It's closure follows on the heels of a number of other high profile shut-downs.’
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