Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 17:32:51 PDT

From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET

Subject: Re: On (and off) my case...

--- On Tue, 28 May 1996 17:01:06 -0400 Jules Levin jflevin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UCRAC1.UCR.EDU


Speaking of social workers (in the "client" discussion), is there any

disagreement that the expressions "to be on someone's case" and "get off my

case...", referring to hassling someone about anything, probably arose in

Welfare recipient jargon.

I think it goes back further than that. In my personal experience, it refers

to police.