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get off someone's back

verb phrase

To leave alone; stop nagging or annoying: All they need is for Government to get off their backs/ Get this clown off my back

[1880+; the date is very imprecise; the notion of being a burden, on one's back, is found by 1677]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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get off someone's back

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