on (one's) back

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on (one's) back

Constantly nagging one about something. Ugh, my mom is on my back all the time about my grades, but I just have no interest in the classes I'm taking this semester.
See also: back, on
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on someone's back

Also, on someone's case. See under off someone's back.
See also: back, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on someone's back

If someone is on your back, they are criticizing you a lot or trying to persuade you to do something. The crowd aren't forgiving — as soon as you make a mistake they're on your back. If they find out you're weak, they're on your back straight away. Compare with get off someone's back.
See also: back, on
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

on your back

in bed recovering from an injury or illness.
See also: back, on
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on (someone's) back

Persistently nagging or urging someone to do something.
See also: back, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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