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get on someone's case

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Definition


To monitor someone's behavior to encourage good behavior or performance.

Context : Education
Category: Idiom
Semantic: 

Usage of “get on someone's case”

  1. "Stop going to night clubs and wasting your life," the professor said. "I'll be on your case until you're at the library on Friday nights reading about the IMF and World Bank."

Examples of idiom “get on someone's case” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Harajewku'
    Harajewku:

    I don't want to get on his case too hard cause I'll sound like his mom but I can't keep babying him either. :(

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Don_Corleon'
    Don_Corleon:

    @EricaMarieB Spike Lee got on his case about that..

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'NathanWurtzel'
    NathanWurtzel:

    A-Rod is 0-2 for the season. Time for us to get on his case again.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'hatiras'
    hatiras:

    @djpierre thx :) Nah, Dan never sent me the video… I'm gonna get on his case about that!!!