get off (one's) back

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get off (one's) back

To stop bothering someone about something. Would you please get off my back? I'm not going to the interview, and that's final! My uncle has finally gotten off my back about helping him out at the hardware store, thank goodness.
See also: back, get, off

get off someone's back

If you tell someone to get off your back, you mean that you want them to stop criticizing you and leave you alone. He kept on at me to such an extent that occasionally I wished he would get off my back. He wanted his mom to get off his back about marriage. Note: You can also say that you get someone off your back. I decided that I would get them off my back and out of my life. Compare with on someone's back.
See also: back, get, off

get off somebody’s ˈback


get somebody off your ˈback

(informal) stop annoying somebody, for example by telling them what to do or trying to force them to do something; make somebody stop annoying you in this way: I’ve done all that already, so why don’t you just get off my back?If you let the newspaper take a photo of you, that’ll get them off your back for a while.
See also: back, get, off
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Or at least everyone, and I do mean everyone, getting off his back for a bit.
McLeish believes he has the support of the silent majority of the ty of Villa fans, but the rest need to see his attacking ambitions laid bare before getting off his back.
So how about you TRUE red supporters getting off his back and stop your whinging
RYAN GIGGS will be driven out of Manchester United unless the fans start getting off his back.