hard on the heels of (something)


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.


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  • 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 — 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

  • 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 — (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — {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