breathe down your neck

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. 2014.

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  • breathe down your neck — breathe down (your) neck to watch too closely what you do. The supervisor breathes down my neck all the time, trying to make sure I m working hard enough …   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.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • breathe down neck — breathe down (your) neck to watch too closely what you do. The supervisor breathes down my neck all the time, trying to make sure I m working hard enough …   New idioms 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 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 —    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 — W3S3 [bri:ð] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(air)¦ 2¦(blow)¦ 3 somebody can breathe easy/easily 4 breathe a sigh of relief 5 be breathing down somebody s neck 6 not breathe a word 7 breathe life into something 8¦(skin)¦ 9¦(clothes/fabric)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathe — [ brið ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take air into your lungs through your nose or mouth and let it out again: He held her so tightly she could hardly breathe. We can no longer depend on the quality of the air we breathe. breathe… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathe — /bri:D/ verb 1 AIR (I, T) to take air into your lungs and send it out again: When you get an asthma attack you can t breathe. | People are concerned about the quality of the air they breathe. | breathe deeply (=take in a lot of air) 2 BLOW (I, T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • neck — 1 /nek/ noun 1 PART OF THE BODY (C) the part of your body that joins your head to your shoulders: She wore a string of pearls around her neck. 2 CLOTHING (C) the part of a piece of clothing that goes around your neck: the neck of the shirt | The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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