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English definition of “come/follow hard/hot on the heels of sth”

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come/follow hard/hot on the heels of sth

to happen very soon after something: For Walter, disaster followed hard on the heels of his initial success.
Translations of “come/follow hard/hot on the heels of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) …之後緊接著發生,緊隨…而來…
in Chinese (Simplified) …之后紧跟着发生,紧随…而来…
(Definition of come/follow hard/hot on the heels of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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