Definition of hot on the heels of in English:

hot on the heels of

phrase

  • Following closely.

    ‘the two new species come hot on the heels of the discovery of the Vu Quang ox’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Sunday meeting follows hot on the heels of the recent Ulster Grand National meeting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also follows hot on the heels of the first Harry Potter movie, which was partly filmed on the North Yorkshire Moors.’
    • ‘Following hot on the heels of their sold out one-off London date, The Dandy Warhols have announced a full UK tour.’
    • ‘Manchester's success follows hot on the heels of an announcement yesterday that three other outstanding landmarks have been nominated for a top prize.’
    • ‘This follows hot on the heels of an announcement by Matalan earlier this month that it would occupy a 50,000 sq ft store.’
    • ‘The Corsa ECO follows hot on the heels of the Astra ECO 4, which is already proving quite popular in Europe.’
    • ‘The move follows hot on the heels of two other UK acquisitions by the company in recent weeks.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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