at\ one's\ heels

adv. phr.
Close behind; as a constant follower or companion.

The boy got tired of having his little brother at his heels all day.

John ran by the finish line with Ned at his heels.

Bad luck followed at his heels all his life.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cool one's heels — verb wait or pass the time aimlessly or futilely; be kept waiting She kicked her heels for hours at the gate of the Embassy • Syn: ↑kick one s heels • Hypernyms: ↑wait • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick one's heels — verb wait or pass the time aimlessly or futilely; be kept waiting (Freq. 1) She kicked her heels for hours at the gate of the Embassy • Syn: ↑cool one s heels • Hypernyms: ↑wait • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • cool one's heels — {v. phr.}, {slang} To be kept waiting by another s pride or rudeness; be forced to wait by someone in power or authority; wait. * /He cooled his heels for an hour in another room before the great man would see him./ * /I was left to cool my heels …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drag\ one's\ heels — • drag one s feet • drag one s heels v. phr. To act slowly or reluctantly. The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed. The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drag one's heels — • drag one s feet • drag one s heels act slowly or reluctantly He has been dragging his feet about whether or not to take the job …   Idioms and examples

  • at one's heels — idi at one s heels, close behind one …   From formal English to slang

  • to one's heels — See: TAKE TO ONE S HEELS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to one's heels — See: TAKE TO ONE S HEELS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ one's\ heels — See: take to one s heels …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cool one's heels — idi cool one s heels, to be kept waiting, esp. because of deliberate discourtesy …   From formal English to slang

  • cool one's heels — ► cool (or Brit. kick) one s heels be kept waiting. Main Entry: ↑heel …   English terms dictionary

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