on\ the\ trail\ of

on\ the\ trail\ of
• on the track of
• on the trail of
Hunting or looking for; trying to find; following.

The hunter is on the track of a deer.

The lawyer is on the trail of new proof in the case.

Jim collects old stamps; he is on the track of one in Midville this afternoon.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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