following in his footsteps

Following in his footsteps is an idiom phrase which is referring to doing the same type of job or the same things in your life as someone else, usually someone close to you. This may be a parent, grandparent or other family member, or someone else who you admire and have received guidance from. To follow in someones footsteps, you are figuratively following their actions such as going into the same business as them or following their lead.