make (one's) life a misery

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make (one's) life a misery

To cause a lot of problems, pressure, or stress (for one), perhaps by engaging in malicious or mean-spirited treatment (of one). Tom has been making life a misery ever since he found out I'd snitched on him to the boss about taking office supplies. There's a group of bullies who love making our life a misery. This new schedule has been making my life a misery.
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make somebody’s life a ˈmisery

make somebody’s life very unpleasant or difficult: Ever since he joined the company he’s made my life a misery.Her arthritis makes her life a misery; she’s in constant pain.
See also: life, make, misery