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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It's the bones that betray us, clicking and clacking like demented castanets and giving us grief. I have lost the ability to wear heels and I miss them.
That particular set-piece has been giving us grief all season, and while we can put a big tick in the box from the England game, it is only a start and I will feel more satisfied if we replicate that against France and Wales.'
When we say no they start giving us grief and abuse, calling us grasses."
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