at one's heels
{adv. phr.} Close behind; as a constant follower or companion. * /The boy got tired of having his little brother at his heels all day./ * /John ran by the finish line with Ned at his heels./ * /Bad luck followed at his heels all his life./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • at one's heels — idi at one s heels, close behind one …   From formal English to slang

  • at one's heels — {adv. phr.} Close behind; as a constant follower or companion. * /The boy got tired of having his little brother at his heels all day./ * /John ran by the finish line with Ned at his heels./ * /Bad luck followed at his heels all his life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at\ one's\ heels — adv. phr. Close behind; as a constant follower or companion. The boy got tired of having his little brother at his heels all day. John ran by the finish line with Ned at his heels. Bad luck followed at his heels all his life …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at one's heels — right behind, chasing after, pursuing, gaining …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cool one's heels — verb wait or pass the time aimlessly or futilely; be kept waiting She kicked her heels for hours at the gate of the Embassy • Syn: ↑kick one s heels • Hypernyms: ↑wait • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick one's heels — verb wait or pass the time aimlessly or futilely; be kept waiting (Freq. 1) She kicked her heels for hours at the gate of the Embassy • Syn: ↑cool one s heels • Hypernyms: ↑wait • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • on one's heels — phrasal or upon one s heels : following at heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • To tread upon one's heels — Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. {Hough}); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h[ a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. {Inculcate}.] 1. The hinder part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kick up one's heels — {v. phr.}, {informal} To have a merry time; celebrate. * /When exams were over the students went to town to kick up their heels./ * /Mary was usually very quiet but at the farewell party she kicked up her heels and had a wonderful time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick up one's heels — {v. phr.}, {informal} To have a merry time; celebrate. * /When exams were over the students went to town to kick up their heels./ * /Mary was usually very quiet but at the farewell party she kicked up her heels and had a wonderful time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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