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