give (one) some/any lip

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give (one) some/any lip

slang To make disrespectful comments to one; to sass one. Just take out the trash like Dad asked you to—you'll get in trouble if you give him any lip. Did you just give me some lip? OK, that's it, go to your room!
See also: any, give, lip

give someone some lip

Inf. to speak rudely or disrespectfully to someone; to sass someone. Billy gave me some lip, so I whupped him. Jane is always giving the teacher some lip.
See also: give, lip
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To make matters worse for Pakistan was the pre-match hype generated by the Amir situation where a lot was said about whether he would be able to cope with the crowd, some of whom would be more than willing to taunt him and give him some lip over the spot-fixing episode.
Of course, should anyone in the privacy of the weighing room give him some lip like Speidi did, one would not expect Dettori to hold back.