follow in sb's footsteps

follow in sb's footsteps AND follow in the footsteps of sb(take up the same career, lead the same kind of life as one's father / uncle) — пойти по стопам кого-л.; последовать примеру

follow the example of sb
follow suit (mimic the action of another person; to perform an action similar to what has preceded; as in, When she walked in, John left the room and his wife followed suit. (