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make life miserable for someone

to give someone misery; to be a great nuisance to someone. This nagging backache is making life miserable for me. I wish you would stop making life miserable for me.
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make oneself miserable

to do things which cause one to be unhappy. You're just making yourself miserable by trying to do something you aren't qualified to do. I'm not making myself miserable! You're making me miserable.
See also: make, miserable

(as) miserable/ugly as ˈsin

(spoken) used to emphasize that somebody is very unhappy or ugly: He arrived at the party looking as miserable as sin.Some babies are as ugly as sin at that age.
See also: miserable, sin, ugly
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On closer inspection it is clear that the Boundary Commission have snubbed Sutton Coldfield, have left it miserably under-represented and clearly shown favour to Birmingham's inner city areas Coun Ken Wood
Government policies in the financial area have failed miserably - bailed out by reversing their unequivocal commitment not to use income from the PS375 billion of Quantitative Easing - and still getting nowhere near their borrowing reduction promises.
He would much prefer to see David fail miserably in the election and ride in on his bike to save party and country," he wrote in GQ magazine.
How can I celebrate when I know that this day could have come 18 years ago if the police who were meant to find my son's killers (had not) failed so miserably to do so?
I had blackouts and I found it was an unbearable way of life and it made me miserably unhappy.
DESIGN agency Error Studios has been commissioned by the Merseyside charity the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) as a creative partner.
But then, that''s called communication and this council have failed miserably in doing that.
However, I feel that in the adverse weather conditions, they deserve our praise for the way in which they have kept the buses running, mainly on time, when other authorities such as London Transport failed miserably to provide any sort of service for their residents.
We must learn to happily progress or miserably perish together.
mis*er*a*bly \-bl[macron over e]\ adverb <We failed miserably.
By a strange coincidence, she also won the 2004 New York Marathon just weeks after failing miserably to win a medal at the Athens Olympics, when once again she was a favourite.
The cabinet desired that stern action by the law-enforcing agencies must be taken as their intelligence agencies are failing miserably to lay hands on the perpetrators of abnormality in the country," the cabinet said in a statement.
Age Concern general director Gordon Lishman said: "The Government is failing miserably to help the poorest and most vulnerable pensioners.
THE six-strong Welsh challenge at the Volvo China Open today failed miserably to make an impression on the second round leaderboard.
I was debugged, however, when one night I tried to incorporate props into my routine and failed miserably.