get off (one's) backside

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get off (one's) backside

slang To start being productive, especially after one has been inactive (and perhaps literally sitting). This phrase is often used as an imperative. Get off your backside and help me with this! If you don't get off your backside now, you'll be up all night finishing your paper.
See also: backside, get, off

Get off my back!

Inf. Stop harassing me!; Leave me alone about this matter! Tom: You'd better get your paper written. Bill: I'll do it when I'm good and ready. Get off my back! Alice: I'm tired of your constant criticism! Get off my back! Jane: I was just trying to help.
See also: get, off

Get off my back!

verb
See also: get, off
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STEPHEN MITCHELL, Redcar MARK Jones stated "the local councillors should get off their backsides and stand up for the area" re Peel and Teesside Airport.
I READ that George Osborne is going to cut another pounds 4bn (Chronicle, September 10) and wants people to get off their backsides to find a job.