on/off one's back

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Definition of on/off one's back

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

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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 23 Oct. 2021.

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