Follow in one's footsteps

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Definition

to follow in somebody's footsteps: to emulate somebody, to take similar actions or make similar career choices to somebody else's
idiom
I've always wanted to follow in your footsteps. I've always wanted to do something similar to what you have done.

Examples

  • "I have made a decision, however, and rather than follow in my grandfather's footsteps, and live his dream, I've decided to pursue my own dream. Ladies and gentleman, I've decided to become."

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