give somebody grief
give (one) grief
To criticize or tease someone. Once my brother hears that I hit a parked car, he'll give me grief about it for years to come. I'm pretty sure that Kevin likes Katie, so I keep giving him grief about it.
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give somebody ˈgrief (about/over something)(informal) be annoyed with somebody and criticize their behaviour: Stop giving me grief and let me finish this!
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