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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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rib (one)

To tease, fool, or joke with one. I'm just ribbing you, Tom—I'm not upset at all! I thought you were being serious; don't rib me like that!
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If the ribbing doesn't hug the body, it was cut too large.
Cut the ribbing the same length as the neck opening.
66 in decimal form) to determine the amount of ribbing for the back neck.
Using 1/4" seam allowances, begin stitching at the left shoulder seam and sew across the back neck edge, stretching the ribbing to fit.
Stitch down the neck opening left front side, stretching the ribbing slightly as you sew.
Lay the shirt flat and turn the ribbing to the finished position.