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snap at sb's heels

If an animal is snapping at your heels, it is running behind you and trying to bite you. to compete strongly with someone and have a chance of soon defeating or replacing them: With so many younger women snapping at her heels, this year may be her last chance to win the championship.
(Definition of snap at sb's heels from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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