give (one) the gears

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give (one) the gears

To bug or bother one. Primarily heard in Canada. I know my brother will give me the gears about missing that easy shot during the game.
See also: gear, give

give someone the gears

harass or pester someone. Canadian
1989 Guy Vanderhaeghe Homesick Whenever Daniel gave him the gears about overdressing, the old man grew sulky and grouchy.
See also: gear, give, someone
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If they did, they'd have enough oil on their fingers to give the gears on a five speed bike a thorough lubrication.