keep off back

keep off (one's) back

To refrain from bothering, scolding, or criticizing one (about something). I wish you would keep off my back. I'm not going to the interview, and that's final! Her parents kept off her back while she figured out what to do with her life after college.
See also: back, keep, off
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keep off (of) someone's back

 and keep off (of) someone's case
Inf. Fig. to leave someone alone; to stop criticizing or scolding someone. Keep off of my back! Leave me alone. Keep off my case!
See also: back, keep, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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