give (one) trouble

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give (one) trouble

To be a source of struggle or problems for one. Descriptors like "some," "much," and "no," can be used before "trouble." If these kinds of math problems always seem to give you trouble, maybe you should ask your teacher for some more help. You need to go see the doctor if your knee is giving you that much trouble. If you don't want to be arrested, don't give the police any trouble.
See also: give, trouble

give (somebody) (some, no, any, etc.) ˈtrouble

cause problems or difficulties: My back’s been giving me a lot of trouble lately.The children didn’t give me any trouble at all when we were out.
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But does anyone seriously think Jordan will give them any trouble over two legs?
Spain won all ten of their World Cup qualifiers but the one country to give them any trouble during that process was Bosnia and they'll be ready for the biggest match in their history.