on the heels of

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - on the heels of

"on the heels of"

soon after something;

immediately following


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - on the heels of

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Have you heard that the company is going to be reducing health benefits?

Colleague 2:  Seriously?  Right on the heels of yesterday's pay cut announcement?

Colleague 1:  The company is moving very quickly.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - on the heels of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You don't look happy.

Friend 2:  It has been a really bad week. First my car broke down. Then I lost my wallet. Hard on the heels of these troubles came the discovery that my house is infested with termites.

Friend 1:  Wow. That's a lot of trouble in a very short time.

on the heels of - Usage:


on the heels of - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for on the heels of.

on the heels of - Examples:

1)  On the heels of this pronouncement, another court order quickly followed, denying media requests under the ...

2)  ... was the third iteration of the same hoax, in this case following on the heels of a similar outbreak just three weeks earlier ...

3)  The release date comes on the heels of what would have been Lane's sixtieth birthday last April 1.

4)  The Government Accountability Office report comes on the heels of the GAO's decision to place the Postal Service on its high-risk list because ...

5)  The global economic slowdown, following on the heels of the food crisis in 2006 -- 08, has deprived an additional 100 million ...

6)  Hot on the heels of last week's cost of being Batman infographic comes this one for Iron Man.

7)  The drop in inputs came on the heels of some of the highest levels of PADD 1 refinery inputs in almost a year.

8)  Democrats often come into office hard on the heels of the latest Republican-initiated economic catastrophe.

9)  ... relationships edged out sourcing candidates, 21.3% to 19.4% Hot on the heels of both of those were prepping candidates for interviews at 17.9% and ...

10)  The U.S. law comes on the heels of similar laws in Russia, India, and China, the latter of which ...

11)  Forstall's departure, meanwhile, comes on the heels of Apple's first major shortcoming, the new Maps program, for which Forstall

12)  She blew through the 35-kilometer mark on her odometer and is hot on the heels of some interesting layered rocks that may contain clay minerals.

13)  The shakeup in the administration came on the heels of an inspector general report that detailed excessive spending ...

14)  You may recall the December deal, following on the heels of the Republican wave election victory of 2010, wherein ...

15)  The comparatively mild weather follows on the heels of one of the most dramatic tornado seasons in U.S. history.

16)  Hague's propaganda comes on the heels of a very different kind of article published in The Guardian two days earlier.

17)  Hot on the heels of its HiRise for iMac release, the Mac-only accessory maker known as Twelve South ...

18)  On the heels of Entercom's job cuts, Cumulus issued its own layoffs at the Kansas City ...

19)  The Keller case was filed on the heels of a successful lawsuit brought by another class of retired athletes.

20)  Grinnell's discussions follow closely on the heels of an announcement this summer by Wesleyan University that it was moving away from need-blind ...