hot on somebody's heels



hot on somebody's heels ‎(not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Close behind; pursuing or following closely.
    She left the restaurant with him hot on her heels.
    • 2012 April 9, Mandeep Sanghera, “Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich”, BBC Sport:
      Newcastle beat Bolton to increase the pressure on the Londoners, while Chelsea are also hot on the heels of faltering Tottenham, who have one win from their last eight games.