get off your back

vp To stop annoying, bothering. Get off my back, man; I'm tired of listening to you. 1950s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • get off your back — get (someone) off (your) back informal to stop someone trying to force you to do something, or to stop someone criticizing you. I had to sell my house to get the creditors off my back …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off by back! —    If you tell someone to get off your back, you are annoyed and ask them to stop finding faults or criticizing you.     Get off my back Liz! You ve been making comments about my work all day! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get off my back — stop criticizing me, get off my case    If he criticizes you again, tell him to get off your back …   English idioms

  • get the monkey off your back — If you get the monkey off your back, you pass on a problem to someone else …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get someone off your back — get (someone) off (your) back informal to stop someone trying to force you to do something, or to stop someone criticizing you. I had to sell my house to get the creditors off my back …   New idioms dictionary

  • on/off your back — ◇ Someone who is always or frequently criticizing you or telling you what to do is on your back and won t get off your back. He says his wife is always on his back about doing chores around the house. Get off my back! I m working as hard as I… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off someone's back — get off (someone s) back informal get (someone) off (your) back to stop someone trying to force you to do something, or to stop someone criticizing you. Can t you just get off his back and let him rest for a while? …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off back — get off (someone s) back informal get (someone) off (your) back to stop someone trying to force you to do something, or to stop someone criticizing you. Can t you just get off his back and let him rest for a while? …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off back — get (someone) off (your) back informal to stop someone trying to force you to do something, or to stop someone criticizing you. I had to sell my house to get the creditors off my back …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off — phrasal verb Word forms get off : present tense I/you/we/they get off he/she/it gets off present participle getting off past tense got off past participle got off 1) a) [intransitive/transitive, usually in imperative] used for telling someone to… …   English dictionary


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