get off someone's back

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get off someone's back

  1. (transitive) To cease pestering or criticizing someone, i.e. to leave them alone.
    • 2016, Daniel Gray, Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football
      Nothing gets an overly inquisitive auntie or an uncle with unpalatable political views off your back like a Boxing Day fixture.