get on someone's case

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get on someone's case

:to nag someone repeatedly
  • She's always getting on his case about cleaning his room.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

case play
  1. : a set of circumstances or conditions

  2. : a situation requiring investigation or action (as by the police)

  3. : the object of investigation or consideration

  1. : a box or receptacle for holding something

  2. : a box together with its contents

  3. : set

  1. : to enclose in or cover with or as if with a case : encase

  2. : to line (something, such as a well) with supporting material (such as metal pipe)

  3. : to inspect or study especially with intent to rob


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