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Mom is always getting on me.



South Korea

Check this sentence out please.


"Mom is always getting on me about not finishing my breakfast."


Is this mean that mom is always letting me have it or getting along with me?


I searched the meaning of "get on", and the dic says that it means "get along with"

but I don't think it makes sense in this sentence, right?


And I saw the next meaning, but it is attached with "at"

So, if it says "get on at", it means "nag at"


I am confused, because first sentence doesn't show this word "at"


Please help me out!!!T_T

04:07 AM Feb 18 2009 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Hi! Great question. In this case, the idiom "getting on me" means "nagging me." It is not necessary to add "at."

Thanks for your question!



10:34 PM Feb 18 2009 |