on someone's case

Definition of on someone's case

informal

  1. :  frequently criticizing someone or telling someone what to do Her brother is always on her case about the clothes she wears.

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

caseplay
  1. :  a set of circumstances or conditions

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

    :  the object of investigation or consideration

  1. :  a box or receptacle for holding something

    :  a box together with its contents

    :  set

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

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

    :  to inspect or study especially with intent to rob


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