on\ one's\ back

on\ one's\ back
adj. phr. informal
Making insistent demands of you; being an annoyance or bother.

My wife has been on my back for weeks to fix the front door screen.

I can't get any work done with the children on my back from morning until night.

Jim could do a better job if his boss weren't on his back so often.

Contrast: off one's back

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