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The full sentence was more or less:

差点没把人家给盯背过去

I was wondering if it was a phrase, or if it just meant that they were staring at the person's back.

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"背过去" means to turn around. A more natural version of your sentence could be "你老是盯着他, 弄得人家都背过去不敢看你了". –  gonnastop Mar 19 '12 at 17:41
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I think this means that you are staring at people in a rude way which makes them so uncomfortable that they might want to turn their back at you to avoid eye contact.

the "背" here is not a noun but a action which is performed by the person who is being stared at. Hope this will help.

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Thank you, that makes a ton of sense! –  tttt555 Feb 16 '12 at 17:13
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