ribbing


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get a ribbing (from someone)

To be teased or mocked, usually in a playful or non-malicious manner. I always get a ribbing from my girlfriend for the bathrobe I wear around the house. Don't be offended if you get a bit of a ribbing when you start working here—our team has a fondness for poking fun at one another.
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give (someone) a ribbing

To tease or mock someone, usually in a playful or non-malicious manner. My girlfriend always gives me a ribbing about the bathrobe I wear around the house. Don't be offended if the team gives you a bit of a ribbing when you start working here—they have a fondness for poking fun at one another.
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