give (one) trouble

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give (one) trouble

To be a source of struggle or problems for one. Modifiers like "some," "much," and "no," are often 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.
See also: give, trouble
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Bush's second, billionaires did not give us any trouble at all.
Sonia, 36, said: "They did not give us any trouble, but it is not very nice.
"Joseph is a really happy and contented baby and doesn't give us any trouble. Well, no more than any other baby.
"It is a little wild up on Bowes Moor but the neighbours - lots of sheep - don't give us any trouble.
He added: "Mr Glackin did not give us any trouble, indeed was quite a gentleman."
The dead don't give us any trouble, they don't talk back, they can't complain.
Jail spokesman Erich Huber-Guensthofer said: "To be honest, other than the trips to the doctor and the request for face creams, Fritzl doesn't give us any trouble.
"The crowd took it in good part, and they really did not give us any trouble. In fact the dance was a great success," said Mr.