give (one) static
slang To squabble with or sass one. Just take out the trash like Dad asked you to—you'll get in trouble if you give him any static. Did you really give him static about the terms of the deal? Ugh, he's probably not going to agree to it now!
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give someone static
Fig. to argue with someone; to give someone back talk. I want you to do it and do it now! Don't give me any static!
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