hard on someone's heels

Hard on someone's heels
If you are hard on someone's heels, you are close to them and trying to catch or overtake them.  ('Hot on someone's heels' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hard on (someone's) heels — hard/hot on (someone s) heels 1. if you are hard on someone s heels, you are following very close behind them, especially because you are trying to catch them. She ran down the steps with a group of journalists hard on her heels. 2. if you are… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard on someone's heels — hard on someone’s heels phrase following close behind someone Thesaurus: next to, near to and not far awaysynonym Main entry: hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard on someone's heels — following close behind someone …   English dictionary

  • hot on (someone's) heels — hard/hot on (someone s) heels 1. if you are hard on someone s heels, you are following very close behind them, especially because you are trying to catch them. She ran down the steps with a group of journalists hard on her heels. 2. if you are… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard — hard1 [ hard ] adjective *** ▸ 1 firm & not easy to break ▸ 2 difficult to do ▸ 3 full of problems ▸ 4 strong & not frightened ▸ 5 unkind/cruel ▸ 6 with much physical force ▸ 7 about water ▸ 8 winter/frost: severe ▸ 9 facts, etc.: can be proved ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard */*/*/ — I UK [hɑː(r)d] / US [hɑrd] adjective Word forms hard : adjective hard comparative harder superlative hardest 1) stiff, firm, and not easy to bend or break hard wooden benches The plastic was chosen because it is very hard and durable. 2) a)… …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • hard — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)d[/t]] ♦ harder, hardest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is hard is very firm and stiff to touch and is not easily bent, cut, or broken. He shuffled his feet on the hard wooden floor... Something cold and hard pressed into the back of his …   English dictionary

  • hard — hard1 W1S1 [ha:d US ha:rd] adj comparative harder superlative hardest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm to touch)¦ 2¦(difficult)¦ 3¦(work/effort)¦ 4¦(full of problems)¦ 5 be hard on somebody 6 be hard on something 7 do something the hard way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • on someone's tail — CLOSE BEHIND, following closely, (hard) on someone s heels. → tail * * * on someone s tail Following someone very closely • • • Main Entry: ↑tail * * * following someone closely a police car stayed on his tail for half a mile * * * on someone s… …   Useful english dictionary

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