Meaning of “leave sth in your wake” in the English Dictionary

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"leave sth in your wake" in British English

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leave sth in your wake

to go somewhere new, leaving problems, confusion, etc. behind you, that you have caused:

Soldiers rampaged through the town, leaving chaos in their wake.

(Definition of “leave sth in your wake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)