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give someone grief

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give someone grief

verb phrase

To make difficulties for someone; harass; hassle: Don't let the prof give you any grief about this/ though she gave me heat about it not being ''man's work'' (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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