get off one's back

{v. phr.}, {slang}, {colloquial} To stop criticizing or nagging someone. * /"Get off my back! Can't you see how busy I am?"/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • get\ off\ one's\ back — v. phr. slang colloquial 1. To stop criticizing or nagging someone. Get off my back! Can t you see how busy I am? 2. See: get off one s case …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get off one's back — leave someone alone and not bother them I wish that the supervisor would get off my back …   Idioms and examples

  • get off one's back — (Slang) stop annoying or bothering a person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get\ off\ one's\ case — • get off one s case • get off one s back • get off one s tail v. phr. To stop bothering and constantly checking up on someone; quit hounding one. Get off my case! he cried angrily. You re worse than the cops. Contrast: on one s case …   Словарь американских идиом

  • off one's back — {adj. phr.} 1. {informal} Stopped from bothering one; removed as an annoyance or pest. * / Having a kid brother always following me is a nuisance, Mary told her mother. Can t you get him off my back? / * /The singer was so popular with teenagers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off one's back — {adj. phr.} 1. {informal} Stopped from bothering one; removed as an annoyance or pest. * / Having a kid brother always following me is a nuisance, Mary told her mother. Can t you get him off my back? / * /The singer was so popular with teenagers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off\ one's\ back — adj. phr. 1. informal Stopped from bothering one; removed as an annoyance or pest. Having a kid brother always following me is a nuisance, Mary told her mother. Can t you get him off my back? The singer was so popular with teenagers that he took… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get off one's case — or[back] or[tail] {v. phr.} To stop bothering and constantly checking up on someone; quit hounding one. * / Get off my case! he cried angrily. You re worse than the cops. / Contrast: ON ONE S CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off one's back — stop from bothering someone I wish he would get off my back and stop always asking me when I am going to look for another job …   Idioms and examples

  • get off —  1. Escape; be released from; excuse from.  2. get off with Achieve favour with one of the opp. sex.  3. Excl. Stop teasing! Also get off it.  4. where one gets off Where one s true position is. To stop disagreeable behaviour.  ♠ I ll tell him… …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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