on/off one's back

idiom

used of someone who is always or frequently criticizing or telling a person what to do
He says his wife is always on his back about doing chores around the house.I wish he would get off my back about my grades

Dictionary Entries Near on/off one's back

on offense

on/off one's back

onomancy

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“On/off one's back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%2Foff%20one%27s%20back. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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