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English definition of “follow-my-leader”


noun [U] uk   /ˌfɒl.əʊ.məˈliː.dər/ us    /ˌfɑː.loʊ.məˈliː.dɚ/ UK (US follow-the-leader)
a children's game in which one child is followed by a line of other children, who have to copy everything the first child doesChildren's games
(Definition of follow-my-leader from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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