breathe\ down\ one's\ neck

v. phr. informal
To follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action.

Too many creditors were breathing down his neck.

The carpenter didn't like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck.


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

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  • breathe down one's neck — {v. phr.}, {informal} To follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action. * /Too many creditors were breathing down his neck./ * /The carpenter didn t like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breathe down one's neck — {v. phr.}, {informal} To follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action. * /Too many creditors were breathing down his neck./ * /The carpenter didn t like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breathe down one's neck — phrasal 1. to threaten especially in attack or pursuit 2. to keep one under close or constant surveillance < parents always breathing down his neck > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breathe down one's neck —  Lit. Pursue one. Be close to one. [Met.] Supervise one closely, or ask frequently, e.g. with view to getting something done …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • breathe down one's neck — be intrusive, look over one s shoulder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathe down one's neck — phrasal : to threaten or loom threateningly in or as if in pursuit or attack …   Useful english dictionary

  • down one's neck — See: BREATHE DOWN ONE S NECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down one's neck — See: BREATHE DOWN ONE S NECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down\ one's\ neck — See: breathe down one s neck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • neck — See: BREATHE DOWN ONE S NECK, BREAK ONE S NECK, CATCH IT IN THE NECK or GET IT IN THE NECK, PAIN IN THE NECK, SAVE ONE S NECK, STICK ONE S NECK OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms


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