Meaning of “(hard) on the heels of something” in the English Dictionary

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"(hard) on the heels of something" in American English

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(hard) on the heels of something

also hot/close on the heels of something

close behind or soon after something:

A second mistake followed hard on the heels of the first one.

(Definition of “(hard) on the heels of something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)