breathe down one's neck
phrasal 1. to threaten especially in attack or pursuit 2. to keep one under close or constant surveillance <
parents always breathing down his neck
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  • breathe down one's neck — be intrusive, look over one s shoulder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathe down one's neck — {v. phr.}, {informal} To follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action. * /Too many creditors were breathing down his neck./ * /The carpenter didn t like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breathe down one's neck — {v. phr.}, {informal} To follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action. * /Too many creditors were breathing down his neck./ * /The carpenter didn t like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • breathe\ down\ one's\ neck — v. phr. informal To follow closely; threaten from behind; watch every action. Too many creditors were breathing down his neck. The carpenter didn t like to work for Mr. Jones, who was always breathing down his neck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • breathe down one's neck —  Lit. Pursue one. Be close to one. [Met.] Supervise one closely, or ask frequently, e.g. with view to getting something done …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • breathe down one's neck — phrasal : to threaten or loom threateningly in or as if in pursuit or attack …   Useful english dictionary

  • down one's neck — See: BREATHE DOWN ONE S NECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down one's neck — See: BREATHE DOWN ONE S NECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down\ one's\ neck — See: breathe down one s neck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at one's elbow — {adv. phr.} Close beside you; nearby. * /The President rode in an open car with his wife at his elbow./ * /Mary practiced for several years to become a champion swimmer and her mother was always at her elbow to help her./ Contrast: BREATHE DOWN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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