on the trail of sth

on the trail of sth
(hot) on the trail (of sth)
very close to finding or achieving something: »

NPR's reporter is hot on the trail of the story.

Main Entry: trail

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • hot on the trail of sth — (hot) on the trail (of sth) ► very close to finding or achieving something: »NPR s reporter is hot on the trail of the story. Main Entry: ↑trail …   Financial and business terms

  • hot on the trail — (hot) on the trail (of sth) ► very close to finding or achieving something: »NPR s reporter is hot on the trail of the story. Main Entry: ↑trail …   Financial and business terms

  • on the trail — (hot) on the trail (of sth) ► very close to finding or achieving something: »NPR s reporter is hot on the trail of the story. Main Entry: ↑trail …   Financial and business terms

  • leave a trail of sth — ► to leave a series or number of things behind you: »His company went into liquidation leaving a trail of debts. »Over the past 12 months, the company has underperformed the index by over 20%, leaving a trail of disappointed investors. Main Entry …   Financial and business terms

  • trail — Ⅰ. trail UK US /treɪl/ verb ► [I or T] to be less successful than competitors or than expected: » This company s shares have left most rivals trailing. »Precious metal stocks trailed, at 124.35. trail behind sth »Prices of mortgage backed… …   Financial and business terms

  • trail — trail1 [treıl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(pull)¦ 2¦(walk slowly)¦ 3¦(lose a competition)¦ 4¦(follow somebody)¦ Phrasal verbs  trail away/off ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: trailler to pull after you, tow , from Vulgar Latin tragulare, from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trail — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 line/smell that sb/sth leaves behind ADJECTIVE ▪ scent ▪ Ants follow a scent trail laid down previously. ▪ blood, smoke, vapour/vapor ▪ faint …   Collocations dictionary

  • trail — 1 verb 1 (intransitive, transitive always + adv/prep) if something trails behind you, or if you trail it behind you, it gets pulled behind you as you move along (+ across/in/through): She walked slowly along the path, her skirt trailing in the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blaze a trail — phrase to be the first to do something new and important a great pioneer who blazed a trail for others to follow Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym Main entry: blaze * * * blaze a trail 1 : to show a trail with marks on… …   Useful english dictionary

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