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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!
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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.
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