get after

{v.}, {informal} 1. To try or try again to make someone do what he is supposed to do. * /Ann's mother gets after her to hang up her clothes./ 2. To scold or make an attack on. * /Bob's mother got after him for tracking mud into the house./ * /The police are getting after the crooks in the city./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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