be on (one's) shoulder

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be on (one's) shoulder

To monitor someone or something closely. My mom won't let me do anything on my own—she is constantly on my shoulder.
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be on someone's shoulder

keep a close check on someone. informal
1998 Times No England manager can control his players…I can't be on their shoulder week in and week out.
See also: on, shoulder