get\ off\ one's\ case

• get off one's case
• get off one's back
• get off one's tail
v. phr.
To stop bothering and constantly checking up on someone; quit hounding one.

"Get off my case!" he cried angrily. "You're worse than the cops."

Contrast: on one's case

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get off one's case — or[back] or[tail] {v. phr.} To stop bothering and constantly checking up on someone; quit hounding one. * / Get off my case! he cried angrily. You re worse than the cops. / Contrast: ON ONE S CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • get\ off\ one's\ tail — v. phr. slang 1. To get busy, to start working. OK you guys! Get off your tails and get cracking! 2. See: get off one s case …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ off\ one's\ back — v. phr. slang colloquial 1. To stop criticizing or nagging someone. Get off my back! Can t you see how busy I am? 2. See: get off one s case …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get on someone's case — vb American to harass, badger or interfere. A phrase used with indignation or resentment, typically by an underdog to or of an authority figure. The notion on which the expression is based is that of a judge or law enforcer examining one s case.… …   Contemporary slang

  • off one's face — adj completely drunk or under the influence of drugs. A variant of off one s head . The usage arose in Australian speech, but by the mid 1990s was in common use in Britain among younger speakers. The variant off one s case is also used by prison… …   Contemporary slang

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  • get off — verb 1. leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc. (Freq. 3) • Ant: ↑get on • Hypernyms: ↑exit, ↑go out, ↑get out, ↑leave • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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