give someone the gears
give (one) the gears
To bug or bother one. Primarily heard in Canada. I know my brother will give me the gears about missing that easy shot during the game.
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give someone the gearsharass or pester someone. Canadian
1989 Guy Vanderhaeghe Homesick Whenever Daniel gave him the gears about overdressing, the old man grew sulky and grouchy.
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