Definition of hot on the heels of in English:

hot on the heels of

phrase

  • Following closely.

    ‘the gardener burst in with Mrs Cartwright hot on his heels’
    • ‘The Sunday meeting follows hot on the heels of the recent Ulster Grand National meeting.’
    • ‘It also follows hot on the heels of the first Harry Potter movie, which was partly filmed on the North Yorkshire Moors.’
    • ‘In making a name for herself in the football arena, Melissa, a pupil at Hob Moor Junior School, is following hot on the heels of her older brother, Aaron.’
    • ‘The move follows hot on the heels of two other UK acquisitions by the company in recent weeks.’
    • ‘The Corsa ECO follows hot on the heels of the Astra ECO 4, which is already proving quite popular in Europe.’
    • ‘Manchester's success follows hot on the heels of an announcement yesterday that three other outstanding landmarks have been nominated for a top prize.’
    • ‘The grant of refugee status was made on the 13 November, following hot on the heels of the judicial review application made four days earlier.’
    • ‘Following hot on the heels of their sold out one-off London date, The Dandy Warhols have announced a full UK tour.’
    • ‘This follows hot on the heels of an announcement by Matalan earlier this month that it would occupy a 50,000 sq ft store.’
    • ‘Following hot on the heels of my electrical outage a week ago, I'm beginning to feel like a third world outpost here in leafy Irvine.’
    close behind, soon after, shortly after, directly after, right after, straight after, immediately after, hard on the heels of, following closely
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