give hell to

give hell to

To give someone a hard time by means of aggressive actions or attitude. I'd avoid the boss today—he's giving hell to everyone.
See also: give, hell
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He will back up those who are performing their mandate but will give hell to those who will abuse their authority,' PNP spokesperson Chief Supt.
It is no longer acceptable, it said, to "give hell to God's creatures under the guise of such customs".
"But I think he'll give hell to just about anybody at 168 pounds other than those guys."
"We want to make this country proud and we are going to give hell to any team we play."