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Is 'get off my back' rude?



 
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Is 'get off my back' rude? #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 28, 2010 23:22 pm   Is 'get off my back' rude?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #828 "Common 'Get' Usage (2)", question 7

Why are you always criticizing me? Why don't you get ......... my back and leave me alone?

(a) on
(b) through
(c) off
(d) over

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #828 "Common 'Get' Usage (2)", answer 7

Why are you always criticizing me? Why don't you get off my back and leave me alone?

Correct answer: (c) off

Your answer was: correct
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Hi, is 'get off my back' rude? Or maybe it is an idiomatic expression?
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Is 'get off my back' rude? #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 28, 2010 23:45 pm   Is 'get off my back' rude?
 

Yes, rude and casual.
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Is 'get off my back' rude? #3 (permalink) Tue Mar 30, 2010 13:08 pm   Is 'get off my back' rude?
 

Could you please explain what does it mean "get off one's back"
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Is 'get off my back' rude? #4 (permalink) Tue Mar 30, 2010 13:42 pm   Is 'get off my back' rude?
 

Get off my back = Stop pressuring me
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Is 'get off my back' rude? #5 (permalink) Tue Mar 30, 2010 14:17 pm   Is 'get off my back' rude?
 

Hi,

'Give me space' is another, similar expression. Again 'Don't crowd me.'

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Is 'get off my back' rude? #6 (permalink) Tue Mar 30, 2010 15:20 pm   Is 'get off my back' rude?
 

Thank you Alan and Mister Micawber.
Oh, does I need my space mean: Leave me alone?
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