Meaning of “follow in sb's footsteps” in the English Dictionary

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"follow in sb's footsteps" in British English

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follow in sb's footsteps

C2 to do the same thing as someone else did previously:

She followed in her mother's footsteps, starting her own business.

(Definition of “follow in sb's footsteps” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)