give static

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!
See also: give, static
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That process differs greatly from most of today's computing systems, which have to be programmed and are designed to run specific processes or to give static responses to queries or requests.
I want to see them at least give static provision a chance to work.
They can stay in the box to give static lighting or can be removed to provide hand-held, moveable lighting.