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
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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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"Senor, you have ended this perilous adventure more safely for yourself than any of those I have seen: perhaps these people, though beaten and routed, may bethink themselves that it is a single man that has beaten them, and feeling sore and ashamed of it may take heart and come in search of us and give us trouble enough.
"That's nothing," said he, after a minute's inspection; "we'll be through that in no time, but there's a door on the other side which may give us trouble."
'Politicians who give us trouble might be wounded people and their behavior might be a cry for help...
'They don't give us trouble. I used to joke with Dr Chris that he was specialist in HIV and I was the specialist in funerals.'
Our technicians rarely get called in to service this machine because it just doesn't give us trouble," says Gino Zarate, Lead Packaging Technician at Reed-Lane.
With this many change outs, the grip screws and grip screw bushings can give us trouble. I was excited to finally find a fix.
"It's funny because when we went for all the scans we used to say it would be Billy who would give us trouble - he was always punching Bobby on the scans!" After a short stay in hospital, the family was finally able to get home on Monday, in time to see in the New Year.
I think we reserve a special bit of grey matter for the sites that give us trouble. On some level, we recall that site X loads slowly because ad or design bloat drags down its page loads.
"Normally we get the odd customers that might give us trouble but using the breathalyser means we can tell that customer's friends that they've had enough and it's time to go home."
"The lenders will give us trouble but less so than in previous reviews," one government aide told reporters on Sunday.
We haven't ever felt that people want to give us trouble and we haven't been overly judged for being lesbian parents."
"They always give us trouble and they don't half throw everything at us," he said.
"We're just disappointed because even though Ulster always give us trouble home and away, since I've been here this is a fixture we've either drawn or won for the last four seasons."
"We need to be on stage at the right time every night before nine o'clock otherwise the police will give us trouble for keeping the crowd waiting."
'Borders always give us trouble up there, we always struggle and that's something we know we have to address this week,' said Young, pictured left.