snap at sb's heels Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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snap at sb's heels

If an ​animal is ​snapping at ​yourheels, it is ​running behind you and ​trying to ​bite you. to ​competestrongly with someone and have a ​chance of ​soondefeating 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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