follow in someone's footsteps



follow in someone's footsteps

Also, follow in someone's tracks. Follow someone's example or guidance. For example, Dean hoped his son would follow in his footsteps and become an economist, or Jane tried to follow in her mentor's tracks. [Mid-1500s]
See also: follow, footstep

Common Names:

NameGenderPronouncedUsage
Ealhhere-Anglo-Saxon
DilbertDIL-burtPopular Culture
BarryBAR-ee, BER-eeIrish, English
CiceroSIS-ə-ro (English)Ancient Roman
BirutĖ-Lithuanian
MoÏSe-French