Meaning of “(hot) on someone’s heels” in the English Dictionary

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"(hot) on someone’s heels" in American English

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(hot) on someone’s heels

also close on someone's heels

following closely behind someone:

The two men were running with a police officer hot on their heels.

(Definition of “(hot) on someone’s heels” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)