breathe down someone's neck

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Definition of breathe down someone's neck

1 : to chase after someone closely The cops were breathing down our necks.
2 : to watch someone carefully and constantly His parents are always breathing down his neck.

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“Breathe down someone's neck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breathe%20down%20someone%27s%20neck. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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