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get off my back

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase get off my back

Meaning

You can say this to someone if you want them to stop annoying you or bothering you.

For example

  • "You still haven't mown the lawn, have you?"
    "I'll do it, OK? Get off my back, for God's sake!"

  • "You can't just sit around waiting for a job to fall into your lap, Josh."
    "You say that every day, Dad. Just get off my back, will you?"

Quick Quiz

Liz said, "Get off my back!" Her husband was always telling her

a. how much he earned

b. how much she spent

c. how much he loved her

Contributor: Matt Errey