On Someone's Case

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Continuously criticizing someone, continually bothering someone

Etymology:

  • The idiom is popular among African-American origin. The word “case” in this idiom expresses the current situation of a person in life. The phrase is often used to express a criticism by saying someone is on your case. The demands of the criticism are to take you out of the case.
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Because of his drinking habits, his girlfriend is always on his case.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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