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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If it's your furry friend giving you grief spend some time vacuuming your rugs and furniture.
If the opposing fans are not giving you grief it means they have not noticed you.
com Washing and festivals don't always go together, but there will be times when the queue for the showers is twice round the field and your partner is giving you grief over the whiff in the tent.
It's great to have them onside rather than giving you grief.
Jim, of Dufftown, Moray, said: 'It's always been a problem because the judges can only use their own perspective to see how it lands and you do get the competitors giving you grief.
Opening the batting in Test cricket is a tough enough job without worrying about people giving you grief.