be on one's back

be (lie) on one's back разг привязываться/приставать к кому-л.

The Americanisms. English-Russian dictionary.. 2014.

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  • to get one's back up — Back Back (b[a^]k), n. [AS. b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b[=e]g[u^] flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put one's back up — Back Back (b[a^]k), n. [AS. b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b[=e]g[u^] flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • world\ on\ one's\ back — • weight of the world on one s shoulders • weight of the world on one s back • world on one s shoulders • world on one s back n. phr. A very heavy load of worry or responsibility; very tired or worried behavior, as if carrying the world; behavior …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lie on one's back — lie in a horizontal position with one s back to the ground (or other surface) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monkey on one's back — cvb sts idi monkey on one s back, Slang. a) an addiction to a drug b) a burdensome problem, situation, or responsibility …   From formal English to slang

  • monkey on one's back — {n. phr.}, {informal} An unsolved or nagging problem. * / My math course is a real monkey on my back, Jack complained./ Compare: ALBATROSS AROUND ONE S NECK, MILLSTONE AROUND ONE S NECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • monkey on one's back — {n. phr.}, {informal} An unsolved or nagging problem. * / My math course is a real monkey on my back, Jack complained./ Compare: ALBATROSS AROUND ONE S NECK, MILLSTONE AROUND ONE S NECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • monkey\ on\ one's\ back — n. phr. informal An unsolved or nagging problem. My math course is a real monkey on my back, Jack complained. Compare: albatross around one s neck, millstone around one s neck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • monkey on one's back — noun a) An addiction, especially to narcotic drugs. Prines balladeering also includes social comment, as in Sam Stone, a song about a veteran returning from the conflict overseas with a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back. b) A state of… …   Wiktionary

  • get\ off\ one's\ back — v. phr. slang colloquial 1. To stop criticizing or nagging someone. Get off my back! Can t you see how busy I am? 2. See: get off one s case …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Chinaman on one's back — noun a) A drug addiction. The chances are that he will stay with his first love, the needle, and that the habit will lose the glorious drive and tingle that it had at first, and become the chinaman on his back who drives him like a slave to get… …   Wiktionary

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