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Nag or grumble at someone.
- ‘I considered doing this project that the telly people have been on at me to do - a history of the 20th century novel.’
- ‘The fans have been on at me for ages to write my own stuff.’
- ‘The church group has recently been on at me to get back there, to start leading out in various things again, or to meet up with them here and there.’
- ‘My mother had been on at me for some time to try Body Stress Release for my backache.’
- ‘At the British team hotel, where several of the squad sport some outlandishly coloured haircuts, they have been on at him to dye his hair again.’
- ‘My Mum has been on at me for ages to do something ‘major’ to celebrate this particular milestone.’
- ‘He has been on at me to try and find out who they might have belonged to.’
- ‘People have been on at me for the last five or six weeks, telling me to look at the big picture.’
- ‘He radiates fitness and has been on at me for some time to join him on these early morning marches.’
- ‘My boss has been on at me all day.’
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