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Re: Riding the back of his neck

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 16, 2005

In Reply to: Riding the back of his neck posted by Leanne on November 16, 2005

: Has anyone heard of the phrase "riding the back of his neck," as in having an Instructor/teacher riding the back of one's neck.

Sounds like a mixture of two words/phrases. "Ride" can mean mean to nag or harass, as a bad teacher might do. "Breathe down [the back of] one's neck" means to follow closely in an oppressive or threatening manner.