give (one) grief

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give (one) grief

To criticize or tease someone. Once my brother hears that I hit a parked car, he'll give me grief about it for years to come. I'm pretty sure that Kevin likes Katie, so I keep giving him grief about it.
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give someone grief

be a nuisance to someone. informal
1998 Times One of the passengers who'd been giving the cabin crew grief started yelling, ‘We've had a near miss.’
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give somebody ˈgrief (about/over something)

(informal) be annoyed with somebody and criticize their behaviour: Stop giving me grief and let me finish this!
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McIlroy said that he was giving him grief all day, and he deliberately coughed on downswing on the 16th tee.
Lizzy was giving him grief about taking Kristen back and said she's always hated the way he's been treated by her.
The Irish hunk, 19, has invested in braces to straighten his teeth but they're giving him grief. Niall said: "I'm not sure when I get them off but I hope it's soon.
It was just a bit of fun at the expense of fans who had been giving him grief.
Gabriel Heinze told me the Mexico bench were giving him grief like crazy.
If I had been standing there and we had been giving him grief all game and he did that, I would probably say 'fair play'."
This is a good time to be facing the Spurs with Manu Ginobili ruled out and Tim Duncan's knees giving him grief. He swears he's fine but performances since the All-Star break suggest otherwise.
And then he gets tackled on the 1, and I started giving him grief. `You didn't even want to score when I give you the ball, why would I give it to you?' "
OLIVIER Kapo is set to have a scan on a knee injury that has been giving him grief.
ANDY Cole has insisted he could not care less if Newcastle United fans are upset by his decision to join Sunderland because they have been giving him grief for more than a decade.
Unfortunately, Stan won't be playing against Bradford Bulls tonight, because his knee injury is still giving him grief.
And Llewellyn, who celebrates his 24th birthday on Friday, admitted his family had been giving him grief for not finding the net sooner.
Kyle's injury is still giving him grief but Calderwood is confident he'll be fit to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup this weekend.
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