ride (someone's) back

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ride (someone's) back

To frequently or constantly harass, nag, or upbraid someone to do, accomplish, or complete something. The boss is riding everyone's back to get the project finished by next week. Quit riding my back, I'll get it done eventually!
See also: back, ride
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The light brougham was to be fresh done up, and as Colonel Blantyre was obliged to return to his regiment it was arranged that Smith should drive him to the town in it, and ride back; for this purpose he took the saddle with him, and I was chosen for the journey.
I could not do that, having promised to ride back to my aunt's at night; but I would pass the day there, joyfully.
You will leave twenty men behind here, as we planned this morning, and you will ride back here after you have ventured as far as seems good to you."
Then, turning to ride back into Oakland, a thought came to him that made him grin ruefully as he muttered: "And now it's up to me to make good and buy that blamed quarry.
"If you thought I hadn't come, why didn't you ride back with Denis Eady?"
They were charged PS100 for a 25-minute taxi ride back to Woolton.
Synopsis: "Bus Ride Back" is the personal story of L.
With the morning traffic, it takes an hour and 45 minutes to Makati, but the ride back mid-afternoon can take only an hour or less.
'[W]e planned to be away from the crowds because of the kids and so we can easily get a ride back home and good thing we did because kids were knocked out in the taxi which we got within 3 mins,' she shared.
He clarifies that Zia had asked American Ambassador Arnold Lewis Raphel to travel with him in his plane, though he had his (or Brigadier General Wassom's) plane for the ride back to Rawalpindi.
His first ride back is on Precious Ramotswe in the Lillie Neverland Rock in the Richmond Stakes and Mehdaayih in the fillies' maiden.
Mujahid had then visited the family along with his friend and stayed the night on the pretext that he had been unable to hail a ride back home.
Mujahid had then visited the family along with his friend and stayed the night on the pretext that he had been unable to hail a ride back home.The accused reportedly threw acid on Mehwish's face at 6 am, while she was still asleep.
RICHARD JOHNSON tasted victory on his first ride back from a short spell on the sidelines when steering Look My Way to glory in a juvenile hurdle at Ludlow.
As the health and safety of our guests is paramount, we followed our wellrehearsed procedures in order to get the ride back into the station as quickly and safely as possible.