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наступать на пятки

(кому-л.) to be close on the heels (of)

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наступать кому-л на пятки

to be close/hot on sb's heels, to tread on sb's heels

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- Тем не менее, мы наступаем ему на пятки, и я намерена его обойти, - сказала Парисса, честолюбие которой все же одержало верх.
"But we're there, right beside him, and I mean to pass him, too," Parissus said, allowing her pride to finally spill forth.
Сальваторе, Роберт / Заклятие короля-колдунаSalvatore, Robert / Promise of the Witch King
Promise of the Witch King
Salvatore, Robert
© 2005 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Заклятие короля-колдуна
Сальваторе, Роберт
© 2005 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© ИЦ "Максима", 2007
© Е. Фурсикова, перевод, 2007
Они недалеко ушли — собака быстро нагнала их и, словно дразнясь, стала преследовать, наступая им на пятки и щелкая пастью, из которой клочьями вылетала пена.
They didn't get far before the dog caught up and began to pace them almost teasingly, snapping and slavering at their heels, yellowed fangs bared, foam dripping from the corners of its mouth.
Де Ченси, Джон / Замок ВоинственныйDeChancie, John / Castle War
Castle War
DeChancie, John
© 1990 by John DeChancie
Замок Воинственный
Де Ченси, Джон

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to be close on the heels (of)

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    following hot on smbs heels

    translation added by Liza Tarakanova