at/on the heels


at/on the heels
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  • the heels of — Following close behind ● heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • To cool the 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

  • To have the heels of — 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

  • To show the 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

  • 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

  • lay by the heels — phrasal 1. : to seize and imprison : capture 2. : to cause the downfall of : bring down : overtake Romanticism … proceeded to hold the field till it was laid by the heels by naturalism Edmund Wilson * * * lay by the heels …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot on the heels of — CLOSE BEHIND, directly after, right after, straight after, hard on the heels of, following closely. → hot * * * following closely the two new species come hot on the heels of the discovery of the Vu Quang ox …   Useful english dictionary

  • down-at-the-heels — • down at heel • down at the heel • down at the heels adj Poorly kept up or dressed shabby; not neat; sloppy. John is always down at the heels, but his sister is always very neat. Old houses sometimes look down at the heel …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hot on the heels of — hot on the trail of the marketing mavens are hot on the heels of this latest craze Syn: close behind, directly after, right after, straight after, hard on the heels of, following closely …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • down-at-the-heels — adjective see down at heel * * * (also down at the heel or down at heel) adj. (of a person, thing, or place) showing signs of neglect and deterioration; shabby a down at the heels house * * * (chiefly US) (or chiefly Brit …   Useful english 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