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get off my case

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

Meaning

You can say this to someone if you want them to stop being so critical or demanding of you.

For example

  • After being told he was taking too long, Ted said, "Will you get off my case? I'm doing my best, OK?"

  • "Are you sure you're studying hard enough?"
    "Yes, Mum. Just get off my case, will you?"

Quick Quiz

Someone might say "Get off my case" to you if you've been

a. treating them

b. criticizing them

c. representing them

Contributor: Matt Errey