follow (hard) on the heels of something


follow (hard) on the heels of something
follow (hard) on the heels of something phrase
to happen very soon after something else

The factory closure follows hard on the heels of several others.

Thesaurus: to happen after something elsesynonym
Main entry: follow

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  • hard on the heels of something — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard on the heels of — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the heels of something — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the heels of — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • follow — fol|low [ falou ] verb *** ▸ 1 walk/drive behind someone ▸ 2 happen after something else ▸ 3 watch/listen carefully ▸ 4 obey order/advice ▸ 5 go along river/road etc. ▸ 6 watch progress ▸ 7 understand something difficult ▸ 8 do same as someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • hard — 1 adjective FIRM TO TOUCH 1 firm and stiff, and difficult to press down, break, or cut: Diamond is the hardest substance known to man. | The plums are much too hard to be eaten now. | The chairs in the waiting room felt hard and uncomfortable.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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