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  • 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 (something) — hard/hot on the heels of (something) if something comes hard on the heels of something else, it happens very soon after it. A film contract came hard on the heels of the success of their first album …   New idioms dictionary

  • hot on the heels of (something) — hard/hot on the heels of (something) if something comes hard on the heels of something else, it happens very soon after it. A film contract came hard on the heels of the success of their first album …   New idioms dictionary

  • follow (hard) on the heels of something — phrase to happen very soon after something else The factory closure follows hard on the heels of several others. Thesaurus: to happen after something elsesynonym Main entry: follow …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard on the heels of something — phrase happening very soon after something This disaster comes hard on the heels of last week’s train crash. Thesaurus: after another event or timesynonym Main entry: hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard on the heels of something — happening very soon after something This disaster comes hard on the heels of last week s train crash …   English 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

  • 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

  • come on the heels of — If something comes on the heels of something, it follows very soon after it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • To lay by the heels — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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