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1. Nagging or pestering one to do something. Used after "be." My mom is always at me about cleaning my room—it's so annoying. I've been at Tom to finish that report all week, so he had better be close by now!
2. Treating one in a critical and unkind manner. Used after "get." The boss seems to get at me no matter how well I do the job. Why do you get at him like that? He hasn't done anything wrong!
In agreement. They need to be at one when they choose their wedding date.
be at (one)
To nag or pester one to do something. My mom is always at me about cleaning my room—it's so annoying. I've been at Tom to finish that report all week, so he had better be close by now!
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In agreement, in harmony, as in John and Pat were at one on every subject except her cat, which made him sneeze, or Springtime always makes me feel at one with nature. [1300s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(be) at ˈone (with somebody/something)(formal) feel that you completely agree with somebody/something, or that you are part of something: Both political parties are at one on the question of foreign imports. ♢ This is the kind of place where you can feel at one with nature.
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In accord or unity.
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