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give someone a hard time

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give someone a hard time

verb phrase

  1. To scold or rebuke; quarrel with; GIVE someone GRIEF: He was giving her a hard time about drinking too much
  2. To make difficulties for someone, esp needless ones; GIVE someone GRIEF, hassle: Jesus, everybody was giving him a hard time (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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