hot on the heels of (something)


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.


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  • hot on the heels of — arriving or happening very close behind someone or something …   English 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

  • 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

  • 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 — hot1 W2S1 [hɔt US ha:t] adj comparative hotter superlative hottest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(high temperature)¦ 2¦(spicy)¦ 3¦(very popular/fashionable)¦ 4¦(good)¦ 5¦(sexy)¦ 6¦(difficult/dangerous)¦ 7 a hot issue/topic etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot — [ hat ] adjective *** ▸ 1 very high in temperature ▸ 2 food: with spices ▸ 3 involving strong emotion ▸ 4 exciting and interesting ▸ 5 very good/skillful/lucky ▸ 6 difficult/dangerous ▸ 7 involving sex ▸ 8 determined to do something ▸ 9 busy ▸ 10 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hot — 1 adjective hotter, hottest HIGH TEMPERATURE 1 WEATHER/FOOD/LIQUID ETC having a high temperature: It s too hot in here shall I open a window? | a nice hot bath | How hot is the water? | the hottest summer I can remember | hot countries | red hot… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot — I UK [hɒt] / US [hɑt] adjective Word forms hot : adjective hot comparative hotter superlative hottest *** Other ways of saying hot: tepid almost cold: used especially of liquids: a mouthful of tepid coffee lukewarm only slightly hot: used… …   English dictionary