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    Hello! I am translating a text and I have found a phrase that I couldn't find in any dictionary: "you're following them down a road" What does it means? Is that an idiomatic expression? Thank you for any help
    Nadia from Rome, Italy

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    Re: question about follow

    It's kind of idiomatic and just means you are doing what someone else is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello! I am translating a text and I have found a phrase that I couldn't find in any dictionary: "you're following them down a road" What does it means? Is that an idiomatic expression? Thank you for any help
    Nadia from Rome, Italy
    Hi, Nadia!

    'Following them down a road' is a common idiom that indicates that the follower is possibly headed into some difficult situations.

    Think of a young teenager who begins to hang-out with older teens who smoke weed, drink booze, smoke cigarettes, and commit petty crimes. The father of the young teen might say: "If you follow them down that road you'll wind up in big trouble!"

    However, depending on the context of the sentence in your translation, 'following them down a road' could possibly be a positive statement.

    What is the context used in your original text?

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    Thanks for the answers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadiuk View Post
    Thanks for the answers !
    You are welcome, nadiuk! I hope you enjoy visiting this Forum frequently.

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