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on someone's case

adverb phrase

Paying close and esp meddling or punitive attention to someone: Maybe the world isn't on my case. Maybe the problem is me/ These people got on my case heavy the first day the ol' man was dead

[1970s+ Black; fr the black expression sit on someone's case, ''discuss and judge someone's problems, behavior, etc,'' based on a judicial analogy]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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