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English definition of “snap at sb's heels”

snap at sb's heels

If an animal is snapping at your heels, it is running behind you and trying to bite you.Animal (non-human) behaviour to compete strongly with someone and have a chance of soon defeating or replacing them: With so many younger women snapping at her heels, this year may be her last chance to win the championship.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of snap at sb's heels from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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