breathe down someone's neck

to watch closely what someone is doing, in a way that annoys them

Go away, I can't work with you breathing down my neck.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • breathe down someone's neck — To keep too insistently close to someone, esp by way of supervision • • • Main Entry: ↑breathe * * * breathe down someone’s neck phrase to watch closely what someone is doing, in a way that annoys them Go away, I can’t work with you breathing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathe down someone's neck — breathe down (someone s) neck to pay very close attention to what someone does in a way that annoys or worries them. It s awful having to work with a boss who s breathing down your neck the whole time …   New idioms dictionary

  • breathe down someone's neck — ► breathe down someone s neck 1) follow closely behind someone. 2) constantly check up on someone. Main Entry: ↑breathe …   English terms dictionary

  • breathe down someone's neck — idi breathe down someone s neck a) to follow someone closely in pursuit b) to watch someone closely so as to supervise or control …   From formal English to slang

  • breathe down someone's neck —    If someone is breathing down your neck, they are watching you too closely and making you feel uncomfortable.     The atmosphere at work is not great; the boss keeps breathing down     our necks all the time …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • breathe down someone's neck — verb To follow or supervise someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them. My boss never lets me get on with my work. Hes always breathing down my neck and checking up on me …   Wiktionary

  • breathe down someone's neck — follow closely behind. ↘constantly check up on someone. → breathe …   English new terms dictionary

  • breathe down neck — breathe down (someone s) neck to pay very close attention to what someone does in a way that annoys or worries them. It s awful having to work with a boss who s breathing down your neck the whole time …   New idioms dictionary

  • breathe down your neck — If someone follows you or examines what you re doing very closely, they are breathing down your neck …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • breathe down your neck —    If someone follows you or examines what you re doing very closely, they are breathing down your neck.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions


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