on someone's case

on someone's case
idi on someone's case, Informal. nagging or criticizing someone

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • on someone's case — on someone’s case spoken phrase criticizing someone all the time She’s always on my case about punctuality. Thesaurus: words used to describe criticismhyponym to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • on someone's case — on (someone s) case telling someone what to do or criticizing what they do. You re always on my case about my smoking. Usage notes: often used with get: Perry had been drinking a lot lately, and Beth started to get on his case. Related vocabulary …   New idioms dictionary

  • off someone's case — ► on (or off) someone s case informal continually (or no longer) criticizing or harassing someone. Main Entry: ↑case …   English terms dictionary

  • on someone's case — ► on (or off) someone s case informal continually (or no longer) criticizing or harassing someone. Main Entry: ↑case …   English terms dictionary

  • be on someone's case — be on (someone s) case informal get on (someone s) case to criticize someone in an annoying way for something that they have done. Some feminists decided that my remarks were sexist and they ve been on my case ever since …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off someone's case — get off (someone s) case informal get on (someone s) case to criticize someone in an annoying way for something that they have done. I told him very straightforwardly that the problem had already been dealt with and he was to get off my case. (=… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get on someone’s case — in. to start harassing someone about a personal problem; to annoy someone. (Compare this with get off someone’s case.) □ I’ll get on Tom’s case about being late so much. □ I’m sorry, I won’t get on your case anymore …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get off someone's case — get off someone’s case usually in imperative spoken phrase to stop criticizing someone Will you get off my case? I’m working as fast as I can. Thesaurus: to stop criticizingsynonym Main entry: case …   Useful english dictionary

  • on (or off) someone's case — informal continually (or no longer) criticizing or harassing someone. → case …   English new terms dictionary

  • get on someone's case — get on (someone s) case informal to criticize someone in an annoying way for something that they have done. I just don t want him getting on my case for being late for work …   New idioms dictionary

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