Getting off his back - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
get off (one's) back (redirected from getting off his back)
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.
get off someone's back INFORMAL
If you tell someone to get off
, 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
. I decided that I would get them off my back and out of my life.
Compare with on someone's back
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.
References in periodicals archive
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
What we need now is a good result and people can start getting off his back