Definition of be on at someone in English:

be on at someone

British informal Nag or grumble at someone.
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  • 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.
  • My Mum has been on at me for ages to do something ‘major’ to celebrate this particular milestone.
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Word of the day nous
Pronunciation: naʊs
common sense; practical intelligence