give (someone) a ribbing(redirected from gave something a ribbing)
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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