give (one) trouble

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give (one) trouble

To be a source of struggle or problems for one. Descriptors like "some," "much," and "no," can be 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.
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The Co-op worker from Greenwood Lane said: "He said if Kevin's giving you trouble we can go out and find him and give him trouble back.
The bishops who are giving you trouble are dead wrong," Higgins told the Annual National Association of Catholic School Teachers' Convention in Boston.