Focus on the pronunciation of trail
blaze a/the trail › to be the first to do something new: Netscape and Hotmail were both swallowed up after blazing the trail for larger, less agile competitors. I'm not blazing a trail for women, I'm doing this for myself.
(hot) on the trail (of sth) › very close to finding or achieving something: NPR's reporter is hot on the trail of the story. → See also audit trail, paper trail