give it to someone

give it to (one)

To rebuke or scold one; to verbally or physically punish one. Our parents really gave it to us for coming home late last night. The headmaster gave it to the students for their disruption during class.
See also: give

give it to someone

scold or punish someone. informal
See also: give, someone
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In fact, the more charitable you are, the more likely you are to keep the money so you can give it to someone who is truly needy.