on the heels of
phrasal immediately following

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the heels of — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the heels of — phrasal or upon the heels of : close to the heels of : close after : immediately following on the heels of the news of what had happened C.S.Forester : in close pursuit of stayed on the heels of the runaways * * * following closely after… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the heels of — preposition a) In close pursuit of. The policeman was right on the heels of the little dog when he tripped. b) Closely following. New Years is on the heels of Christmas …   Wiktionary

  • on the heels of — {prep.} Just after; following (something, especially an event). Often used with hard for emphasis. * /Hard on the heels of the women s liberation parade, homosexuals declared a gay pride week. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the heels of — {prep.} Just after; following (something, especially an event). Often used with hard for emphasis. * /Hard on the heels of the women s liberation parade, homosexuals declared a gay pride week. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ heels\ of — prep. Just after; following (something, especially an event). Often used with hard for emphasis. Hard on the heels of the women s liberation parade, homosexuals declared a gay pride week …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the heels of — ► at (or on) the heels of following closely after. Main Entry: ↑heel …   English terms dictionary

  • on the heels of something — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard on the heels of something — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard on the heels of — (hard) on the heels of (something) close behind or soon after something. The fighting came on the heels of even deadlier combat in a village ten miles to the north. Usage notes: usually used with the verbs come or follow and also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

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